Problem Solving Courts Available in Idaho

Idaho, like many other states throughout the nation, has come to view Problem Solving Courts as an effective means of reducing substance abuse and related crime. Problem Solving Courts utilize many common and established practices such as drug testing, close supervision of offenders, substance abuse treatment, and judicial monitoring but combine them in a unique way to better address the needs of the offender, the justice system, and the community.


The specifics of just how these practices are carried out may vary by Problem Solving Court, particularly as practitioners continue to experiment with techniques that further specialty court development and as local jurisdictions tailor them to the types of offenders, crimes, and resources within a given community. However, all Problem Solving Courts are based upon key, underlying principles that define them as such courts and ultimately account for their success.


To read more about Problem Solving Courts, click here.



Idaho's Problem Solving Courts by Type:

Felony Drug Court
Adult offenders (over the age of 18) that have pled guilty to a Felony offense, meet the criteria, and agree to participate.


Misdemeanor/ DUI Drug Court
Adult offenders (over the age of 18) that have pled guilty to a Misdemeanor offense, meet the criteria, and agree to participate.


DUI Court
Adult offenders (over the age of 18) that have pled guilty to an offense (a DUI related offense), meet the criteria, and agree to participate.

 

Child Protection Drug Court
Adult offenders (over the age of 18) that have an open child protection petition, meet the criteria, and agree to participate.


Juvenile Drug Court
Juvenile offenders (under the age of 18 at time of admission) that have pled guilty to an offense, meet the criteria, and agree to participate.


Mental Health Court
Adult offenders (over the age of 18) that have pled guilty to an offense, meet the criteria (that of severe and persistent mental illness), and agree to participate.


Juvenile Mental Health Court
Juvenile offenders (under the age of 18 at time of admission) that have pled guilty to an offense, meet the criteria, (that of serious emotional disturbance) and agree to participate.

 

Veterans Treatment Court
Adult offenders that have served their country (over the age of 18) and have pled guilty to a Felony offense, meet the criteria, and agree to participate. 

Click here for our Fact Sheet about Veterans Treatment Court. 


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The goals of Problem Solving Courts are to reduce the overcrowding of jails and prisons, to reduce alcohol and drug abuse and dependency among criminal and juvenile offenders, to hold offenders accountable, to reduce recidivism, and to promote effective interaction and use of resources among the courts, justice system personnel and community agencies.


 

To find out more:
Kerry Hong
Director,
Community and Family Justice Services
(208) 947-7520