By a legislative act in 1995, the state of Idaho removed juvenile justice from the state of Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, and created the Department of Juvenile Corrections. Contained within the language of the Juvenile Corrections Act was specific language that established county operated probation offices throughout the state.
In September, 1995, this office came into existence.
As stated in our mission statement, and as embraced through the "Balanced Approach", juvenile offenders must be given an individualized assessment, and any orders of the Court must fully satisfy the three core elements to the Balanced Approach: Accountability, Competency Development, and Community Protection.
Today there are a multitude of programs and opportunities for youthful offenders to repay the victim and the community for their delinquent acts. For more information on the types of programs, please see the tab called "Community Programs" for more information.Understanding How the Juvenile Justice System Works in Idaho - A Handbook for Families