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Chief Probation Officer David C. Congdon

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Court Operations (1304)

The United States District and Bankruptcy Courts for the District of Idaho as well as Probation and Pretrial announce operating with reduced staff.  For full details, please visit the COVID-19 Information section of this website. 

Anyone who is experiencing COVID like symptoms or who has tested positive for COVID within the last 10 days must report this to the Court Security Officers at the entrance to any courthouse. In general, masking will be in accordance with CDC guidance and whether masks are required in any individual courthouse is outlined below. Masks may be required during a jury trial. The jury administrator will communicate relevant guidance to prospective jurors. Please refer to General Order No. 412 for how the Court will operate during the different risk levels.
Current Level: Yellow
Courthouse: Open
Gatherings: 50 Person Limitation
Masking: Optional
Coeur d'Alene
Current Level: Green
Courthouse: Open
Gatherings: No Limitation
Masking: Optional
Current Level: Green
Courthouse: Open
Gatherings: No Limitation
Masking: Optional
Post Conviction Supervision

The conditions of supervision clearly relate your obligations and the Court’s expectations regarding your compliance.  The consistent enforcement of conditions by the U.S. Probation Office is necessary to execute the sentence, reduce risks, and promote effective correctional treatment.  Your actions that are not consistent with the conditions of supervision constitute noncompliant behavior and are a violation of your supervision.  Violations may consist of new criminal activity or failure to meet the requirements of other conditions, commonly known as technical violations.  Because violations can take many forms, may or may not require a particular intervention by statute, and may entail little substantial risk to the community, management of noncompliant behavior requires the use of a variety of interventions, or sanctions.

The following are examples of interventions, or sanctions, which may be used alone or in combination with each other.

  • Reprimands and Warnings.
  • Administrative Staffing.
  • Implementing Additional Supervision Activities (Increasing counseling sessions and/or testing).
  • Compliance Review Hearing.
  • Modification of the Conditions of Supervision.
  • Extension of the Term of Supervision.
  • Revocation.

The U.S. Probation Officer, in some cases, and for some violations, must file a violation report with the appropriate authority.  Revocation is sometimes mandatory for certain violations.  It is the responsibility of the Court or other appropriate authority to make a final determination about the violation(s), and it is at their discretion to decide on the appropriate sanction for noncompliant behavior.

Updated on Feb 27, 2014

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