When Driving Under the Influence (DUI) Court began in 2000, our office began supervising those offenders in addition to regular DUI probationers. One objective is to reduce the overall rate of impaired driving accidents and violations by providing intensive supervision and accountability to participants in Kootenai County's DUI Court program. The probationer not only meets regularly with a probation officer, but also with a DUI Court Judge. Accountability is maximized in such an approach.
The DUI Court program has been developed to help participants achieve stability in their lives. The program is designed to promote self-sufficiency and to help participants to be productive and responsible citizens. The judge, probation officer, treatment provider, and community resources are present to guide and assist those in the program.