Boise County Emergency Notifications: 208 462-0552
Office Hours and Contact Information

Court Calendars for the week of July 28th, 2014. 

Judge Roger E. Cockerille
Monday, July 28th, 2014 (Idaho City)
Tuesday, July 29th, 2014 (Idaho City)
Wednesday, July 30th, 2014 (Idaho City)

Judge Patrick Owen
Tuesday, July 29th, 2014 (Ada County)

 


 

Boise County Court Contact Info

419 Main Street
P.O. Box 126
Idaho City, ID 83631
Phone: (208)392-4452
FAX: (208) 392-6712

Supervising Deputy Clerk: 

Lisa London, ext. #131,  llondon@co.boise.id.us

Deputy Clerks: 

Terry Peterson, ext. #133, tpeterson@co.boise.id.us

Stacy Aubrey, also Jury Commissioner, ext. #130, saubrey@co.boise.id.us

Brenda Hendryx, ext. #132, BHendryx@co.boise.id.us 

Courthouse Annex -

Horseshoe Bend Courthouse
P.O. Box 85
Horseshoe Bend, ID 83629
Phone: (208) 793-2262
FAX: (208) 793-2796

Deputy Clerks:  

Sandra Siebel, sseibel@co.boise.id.us

Julie Frost, jfrost@co.boise.id.us


Community Justice Department Contact Info

204 E. Commercial
P.O. Box 486
Idaho City, ID 83631

Phone:  (208) 392-6767
Fax:      (208) 392-4940


For Filing Pleadings  

The Boise County Court accepts credit and debit card payments, for filing documents, in-person or by phone.  A $3.00 convenience fee will be added to each credit/debit card payment.  For payment by phone call:  (208) 392-4452

We accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover and any debit cards.

Open Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Closed Holidays

Faxed pleadings accepted, but not over 10 pages according to Rule 5(e)(2) 

Boise County's Community Justice Department Office

Boise County Court Fee's

To pay a Boise County court fee click here.

The court can now take case and citation payments online.  There is a 5% transaction fee to pay online.  Payments can still be made over the phone for a $3.00 transaction fee or mailed in the form of a check or money order.

Providing Proof of Insurance to the Court
The Court will accept proof of insurance by showing the original insurance card, in person only or by having the insured's agent fax in a copy to the Court.  Faxes from any other source will not be accepted.

Boise County Court

In the Fourth Judicial District, State of Idaho
County Seat / Courthouse: Idaho City
Clerk of the District Court -Mary T. Prisco (office is in the Miner's Exchange building)
 


District Court

Felony Cases and Civil over 10K

Hon. Judge Patrick Owen

Clerk: Lisa London,
(208) 392-4452 ext. #131

Law and Motion Day:   2nd Thursday of the Month
10:00 A.M.    -   Criminal
  2:00 P.M.    -   Civil 

Pre-sentence Investigator:
Jackie Nelson
(208) 334-3190 ext. #22

Probation Duty Officer, Probation and Parole: Casey Fatzing
(208) 327-7008 x 293


Magistrate Court

Misdemeanor Criminal, Civil under 10K, Juvenile, Probates, Small Claims and Weddings

Hon. Judge Roger Cockerille


Clerk: Brenda Hendryx
(208) 392-4452 ext. 132  

In Custodies: Daily at 1:15 P.M.
Arraignment and Motion Day: Mondays
Jury Trial Days: 2nd Tuesday of the Month
Horseshoe Bend Court Day: 3rd Tuesday of the Month
Sentencing Day: 4th Tuesday of the Month
Small Claims Court:1st Tuesday of even-numbered Months

For Weddings call Kelly White at (208) 392-4452 ext. 132  


Boise County's Community Justice Department Office 

Judge Roger Cockerille, Director

Vision Statement

The vision of the Boise County Community Justice Department is to encourage and facilitate a collaborative community effort that would hold offenders accountable for their actions in a meaningful and timely manner, promote proactive early childhood prevention strategies, provide children with improved life skills, and enhance community safety.


Boise County Adult and Juvenile Community Service Work Program

This program allows defendants to perform public service duties as an alternative to incarceration.

The work done throughout our communities is invaluable. Work crews pick up litter; help at transfer stations; work at senior centers; help the Forest Service with clean up projects; work with Fish and Game at the mill pond and other projects; help seniors shovel snow, rake leaves and split wood and anything else needed; work at community closet; helped at libraries, schools, parks and where ever needed.

Assignments to community service come from Boise County Court, Adult and Juvenile Probation, Diversion programs and referrals from other counties or states.

Goal

That participants in this program come away with a sense of accomplishment from a job well done and that Boise County benefits from regular maintenance and improvement to land and resources.

"To make the best better!"

Contact:
Cheryl Pendergrass, Director –  793-2513
cpendergrass@co.boise.id.us 


Juvenile Probation

Jim Meliza
Juvenile Probation Officer
Boise County Community Justice

Office:  (208)  392-6767
E-mail:  jmeliza@co.boise.id.us

JVOM Referral Form
 


Mediation

The Boise County Victim Offender Reparation Program

"Mediation is the heart and soul of restorative Justice" Patricia Young 2001.

Mission: The Mission of the Boise county Victim Offender Resolution Program is to provide victims and offenders a safe setting and a confidential process where questions are answered, issues are clarified, and a restitution plan is created.

  • Members of the mediation program recognize that crime has a ripple effect impacting the entire community.
  • Local citizens suffer a decreased sense of security and community safety.
  • Crime harms not only the victim and their family or social network.
  • Crime impacts the offender, his/her family as well as, friends and most importantly the entire community.
  • Involvement of community volunteers in this process empowers citizens to actively support all citizens in positive ways, builds community cohesiveness and decrease criminal activity.
  • Communities gain educational information, tools and skills that can be used to prevent future crimes thus providing security and building safe communities.
  • Citizen involvement is the key element of success.
  • The goals:

  • Provide professional ethical mediation services.
  • Complete reparation, not only for the victim the community as well.
  • Hold offenders accountable.
  • Respond to crime in a timely manner.
  • Foster collaborative efforts/ opportunities for a Boise County Residents for positive conflict resolution.
  • Utilize local resources for program maintenance.
  • The Vision: of the members of this program is to increase prevention methods through the educational use of mediation services and programs, promoting community safety, increased competency, accountability and crime prevention.

    History: Mediation is utilized in Boise County as a service of the Boise County Community Justice Department’s Mediation Services Program or VORP (Victim Offender Reparation Program). Currently, juvenile programs are the primary focus of this department, however due to the fact that several professionally certified mediators are either staff members or volunteers of this program, a variety of mediation or referral services are available.

    The current juvenile victim offender reparation program (VORP) was implemented last year with a volunteer staff of twelve core community volunteers and two Boise State University Dispute Resolution Interns. All volunteer staff members have been trained in basic mediation skills with an emphasis in juvenile victim offender mediation. Staff members have also been trained in peer mediation. The program currently has juvenile victim offender mediation, child/parent mediation and juvenile community conferencing programs with volunteer participation.

    The successful use of these mediation services has had a positive ripple effect enhancing the condemnation of an illicit behavior without labeling a youth offender and promoting stable reintegration of the youth into the community with enhanced competency skills.

    Belief that it takes the entire community to raise one child has motivated increasing community volunteer participation resulting in successful conflict management and problem solving efforts.

    What is mediation?

    Mediation is a voluntary and confidential process. It is a process in which people involved in a conflict seek help from an impartial third party (mediator), someone who is not involved in the dispute and who is trained to help people come to their own agreements. Parties in mediation create their own solutions and the mediator does not have any decision-making power over the agreement.

    Mediation is a communication process whereby a trained neutral (the mediator) assists parties in the development of a mutually beneficial, self-determined agreement or resolution of the issues involved their dispute. Mediation sessions are confidential with no information revealed to anyone not a party of the mediation process, except the formal agreement. This method of dispute resolution is non-adversarial, unlike many disputes resolved through litigation finalized with a court ordered judgment. The goal of mediation is a "win-win" solution for any conflict that is derived from mutual interests of the participants, rather than a "win-lose" outcome resulting from a third-party decision. The growing trend of mediation nationwide is due to the ability of parties involved in a conflict to obtain a resolution they design. In a situation when mediation does not prove to be effective, a court-referred case, for example, is referred back and heard by the court, with a judgment decided on by a magistrate, judge or jury.

    Who Attends a Mediation Session?

    The participants in the session are the mediators, the child, parents or guardians and any others the parties agree should be present because of their essential role in the conflict and resolution of issues.

    Who are the Mediators?

    Volunteer Mediator Application

    The advantages of mediation:

  • Agreements reached through mediation tend to last over time because the people affected by the decisions are the ones making them.
  • When parties reach their own agreements, they avoid unpredictable solutions, which often result from alternative adversarial processes.
  • It is generally more cost effective to reach an agreement through the mediation process than through litigation.
  • The mediation process protects the integrity of those in dispute and enhances the possibility of a workable future relationship.
  • Victim –offender mediation can help prevent future crime.
  • Child parent mediation can prevent legal actions.
  • Community / neighborhood mediation sessions can prevent litigation.
  • Mediation can improve communication skills for all involved parties
  • Mediation teaches everyone involved positive conflict management skills.
  • Mediation Services Available through the Boise County Community Justice Department.

    Several juvenile mediation services are now available at no cost, including:

    Juvenile victim offender mediation

    Referrals for this process are usually court mandated or through the office of the prosecuting attorney or juvenile probation officer. This process is frequently used in diversion cases.

    Juvenile community conferencing

    Referrals for this process do not need to be mandated by the court or juvenile probation officer. However they frequently are. If you wish to request this service please complete the attached form and electronically submit it or phone 208-392-6767 and request this service.

    Child / Parent

    "The relationships of families caught in an escalating dysfunctional cycle of conflict are disrupted, a circumstance that may lead to a daughter or a son’s being referred to juvenile court for behavior such as truancy, running away or being beyond parental control. Mediation may offer a way for families to de-escalate the conflict. It is appropriate for social workers and others to promote the mediation option because turning family conflicts over to the more impersonal court system often results in a superficial decision that deals only partially with the conflict. The adversarial court process pits child and parent against each other, while focusing exclusively upon the juvenile for problems that are related to the family as a system.

    In contrast, mediation examines the conflict in context of the family and empowers the child and parent to own the conflict and solution. The agreement reached fits the circumstances of the people involve and mediation models a technique of negotiation that the family members can use in the future."

    Child Parent Mediation Services can help resolve such issues as:

  • Running away from home
  • Curfew
  • Parental Authority
  • Responsibilities at home
  • Privacy and independence
  • Social activities & friends
  • Step family issues
  • Communication issues
  • Cultural conflicts
  • Money / allowance and employment
  • School authority
  • Homework/ academic performance
  • Tardiness/ absenteeism
  • Guidelines for returning home or placement
  • Who Attends The Mediation Sessions?

    The participants in these sessions are the mediators, the child, parents or guardians and any others the parties agree should be present because of their essential role in the conflict and resolution of issues.

    Referrals for this process do not need to be mandated by the court or the juvenile probation officer. However they frequently are. If you wish to request this service please complete the attached form and electronically submit it or phone 208-392-6767 and request this service.

    Additional mediation services for all Boise County citizens

    Settlement Day: mediation services are available upon request or mandated at no cost. Other services do have fees associated.

  • Small Claims Civil Disputes under $5,000.00
  • Community/ neighbor Disputes
  • Landlord / Tenant
  • Group Conferencing
  • Insurance Disputes
  • Employment Disputes
  • Organizational Disputes
  • Mediation services are available upon request or mandated at no cost. Other services do have fees associated.

  • Divorce/ Child Custody
  • Adult Victim Offender
  • Natural Resource Disputes
  • Agricultural Disputes
  • This is a referral service of the Boise County Community Justice Department. Fees are dependant upon the individual mediator. Mediators selected for this referral service are all Certified Mediators whom qualify under the Boise State Dispute Resolution Certification Program or the Idaho Mediation Association. Divorce and Child Custody mediators are all currently listed on the Idaho State Supreme Court Child Custody Mediation list. The qualified mediators on this list also actively participate through pro-bono professional services dedicated to the Boise County Community Justice Department.


    New Resource Links:

    Fourth Judicial District, State of Idaho:  www2.state.id.us/fourthjudicial/

    Idaho State Law Library: www2.state.id.us/lawlib/html/    1-877-345-8236

    Idaho State Bar, Attorney Referral:  www.state.id.us/isb   208-334-4500

    Court Assistance Office & Forms:  www.state.id.us/caoor www.courtselfhelp.idaho.gov

    Legal Aid Services, Sliding Fee Scale:  www.idaholegalaid.org

    Legal Forms:  See Yellow Pages.

    Idaho Transportation Department (Drivers' License Suspensions):  208-334-8736

    Women's Crisis Center, Ada County (Free Services and Shelter):  208-343-7025

    Boise County Domestic Violence & Crime Victims' Coordinator:  Fleda Wright, City Life 208-365-1615 or fleda@citylifeinc.com

               

    24-Hour CRISIS LINE:  208-870-7414

               

    AA & NA Meetings:

    In Idaho City area:  Basin Community Health Clinic, AA Meeting every Friday at 7:30 PM

    For more information, contact Bud at 392-9562    

    In Garden Valley area :  Community Church on the Middlefork Road,  AA meetings every Monday and Thursday at 7:00 PM and AL-ANON meetings every Tuesday at 6:00 PM.  For more information, contact Jay or Linda at 462-8126.

    Celebrate Recovery:

    Counseling & Support Groups for all issues -  

    Sunday at 7:00 PM Large Group
    Sunday at 8:00 AM Small Group
    Child Care provided for 1st through 6th graders.

    Step Groups:

    Monday at 5:00 PM

    For more information call Sarah or Brian at (208) 462-4058.

    None available in the Horseshoe Bend area. 

    COURT Assistance Office and Forms:       www.state.id.us/cao

    Or for Self-help or interactive forms:        www.courtselfhelp.idaho.gov

    Or look in the yellow pages under "Legal Forms." 


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