Juvenile Detention assures the safety and security of our community by detaining juvenile offenders who meet
the criteria. It serves four counties in Idaho: Benewah, Boundary, Kootenai, and Shoshone.
The Juvenile Detention staff provides direct supervision and guidance to the residents through supportive
encouragement and instruction. Staff assists juveniles in cultivating appropriate social, behavioral, and
interpersonal skills useful in community living adjustment.
Within 24 hours of admission, JDC rules are explained and a contract is signed by the youth. A "level system"
comprised of four steps is implemented to give residents the opportunity to learn accountability. With each
level increase, more responsibilities are acquired.
Programs offered to the residents are educational. Our local school district provides a school program with 2
full time teachers, so the residents can continue working toward their high school diploma or GED. Other
classes included are: Physical Education, Drug and Alcohol, Survival Skills, and current events groups. Also,
a non-denominational church service is offered on Sundays.
Although the residents are in a maximum security facility, The Detention Center can prove to be a positive
learning experience for our delinquent youth.
Juvenile Telephone System:
Juveniles can only call numbers that have been approved and added by our staff. Be sure to contact us so that we may verify your number.
You will not be able to find the Juvenile by name. When you click on the Telmate link below, follow directions for placing a deposit to your
Click here to apply money toward your phone number: