Our office supervises offenders placed on supervised probation in Domestic Violence Court as well as Domestic Violence Diversion. Domestic Violence Court provides increased judicial monitoring and interaction of resources among the courts, justice system personnel, and community agencies.
Domestic Violence Diversion is also monitored by Domestic Violence Court. There are two tracks of the program. Track I allows for the dismissal of the charge as long as the offender completes the requirements of the program. Track II allows for a reduced charge upon successful completion. Both tracks run 12 to 24 months depending on how long it takes to complete the requirements.
Supervision for probationers with domestic violence charges is very intensive. Individuals placed on supervision for domestic violence crimes are required to meet with the domestic violence probation officer more frequently.
The frequency of the contact may decrease only after the probation officer is satisfied that the probationer is involved and participating successfully in appropriate treatment and the probationer's risk to re-offend is significantly reduced.
If you are a victim of domestic violence, please seek help immediately. Advocates in Kootenai County for victims of domestic violence include Safe Passage at 208-664-9303 and Post Falls Victim Services Unit at 208-773-3517.