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Idaho’s Community Based Sentencing Programs - A Viable Alternative for Underage Offenders
Thursday, May 30, 2013, 3:00pm - 4:15pm eastern
The importance of how a court and community approach underage drinking, as well as underage tobacco and status offender cases, underscores the effort Idaho’s courts are pursuing to ensure these cases are handled effectively and efficiently. Several communities in Idaho have developed processes and programs specifically designed to enhance the judges role in underage drinking cases and engage both the police, prosecutors, families and communities in that effort. This presentation will focus on why some Idaho communities have been able to change their approach to these cases, how these communities were able to change their approach and what new processes and programs are being used to implement a different more community based, effective and efficient approach to these cases.
Judge John Varin
Idaho’s Problem Solving Courts and Community Sentencing Alternatives