Juvenile Probation

256 East Court Street
Ground Floor in the Main Courthouse
(208) 414-0606  Fax (208) 414-0394
Monday – Friday  8:30 am until 5:00 pm

 

Dahlia Stender
Department Head & Chief Juvenile Probation Officer
Email: juvenile@co.washington.id.us

Juan Sanchez
Juvenile Probation Officer/ Community Service Coordinator
Email:  jsanchez@co.washington.id.us

Kathy Skow 
Administrative Assistant
Email: kskow@co.washington.id.us

BALANCED APPROACH-ACCOUNTABILITY, COMMUNITY PROTECTION, COMPETENCY DEVELOPMENT

MISSION STATEMENT

The mission of Washington County Juvenile Probation is to hold juvenile offenders Accountable for their crimes by ensuring reparation with victims; to provide for Community Protection and Public Safety and to provide for Competency Development by facilitating opportunities for offenders who come under the jurisdiction of the court.

COMMUNITY SERVICE

Work within the community to provide a means for offenders to repay their community for their actions. Provides skill development, pride in service, and responsibility for juvenile offenders. Supervised work crew is provided for juvenile offenders, as scheduled by probation. For more information on community service, call (208) 414-0606. Cost of service is $.60 per hour.

PAYMENTS

Payments for work crew, JCA, or restitution on juvenile matters can be made at the Magistrate Court, 485 East 3rd, Weiser, ID 83672, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

DRUG TESTING/URINALYSIS

Available upon request. $10 per test. Call (208) 414-0606 for more information.

COUNSELING/COMMUNITY RESOURCES

Parent Project, Parenting Instruction for “out of control” or “strong-willed children.” Designed to help parents intervene in destructive adolescent behaviors. Curriculum focuses on improving school attendance and performance, drug use intervention, gang intervention strategies and reducing family conflict. Call (208) 414-0606 for more information, class location and start dates.

Prescription Drug Drop Box located in the lobby of the Weiser Police Department, 262 E. Court, Weiser, ID.

SKILLS/GED

Job Corps-Vocational Training, Idaho. For Admissions or Placement Information, please call: 1-800-863-5627

GED-Treasure Valley Community College, Ontario, OR 97914. Adult Learning Center, Oregon Trail Building. Pre-registration required. Call (541) 881-8822 Ext. 265 for an appointment.

UPCOMING EVENTS

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

St. Luke’s Coalition for Drug Free Youth in cooperation with local law enforcement is sponsoring a Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, April 30, 2016 from 10 am to 2 pm at St. Luke’s Fruitland Clinic, located at 1210 NW 16th St., Fruitland, ID.  Bring your unused or expired prescription drugs and over-the-counter medications for proper disposal.

For more information on keeping your children safe from the misuse of prescription medications go to Partnership for Drug-Free Kids at www.medicineabuseproject.org

ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE

The State of Idaho Legislative policy states that the juvenile corrections system will be based on the following principles: accountability; community protection; and competency development. Where a juvenile has been found to be within the purview of the juvenile corrections act, the court shall impose a sentence that will protect the community, hold the juvenile accountable for his actions, and assist the juvenile in developing skills to become a contributing member of a diverse community.

It is further the policy of the State of Idaho that the parents or other legal guardians of the juvenile offender participate in the accomplishment of these goals through participation in counseling and treatment designed to develop positive parenting skills and an understanding of the family’s role in the juvenile’s behavior. It is also the intent of the legislature that the parents or legal guardians of the juvenile offenders be held accountable, where appropriate, through monetary reimbursement for supervision and confinement of the juvenile offender, and restitution to the victim of the juvenile’s delinquent acts.

OTHER

Washington County Juvenile Probation works closely with community leaders, schools, and law enforcement to provide safe communities. We provide services to Washington County (Weiser, Midvale, Cambridge) and obtain community resources throughout the Treasure Valley. Washington County Juvenile Probation is committed to provide outstanding service to its offenders and their families as well as the community it serves. We provide a range of services including intensive supervision, random drug testing, and electronic monitoring.

For more information on Juvenile Probation and its services, please call (208) 414-0606.

WHAT PARENTS SHOULD KNOW ABOUT JUVENILE DETENTION

Juvenile Detention Center
Southwest Idaho Juvenile Detention Center