Kootenai County Juvenile Detention Center

County Juvenile

Last Updated: February 22, 2024
210 E Dalton Ave, Dalton Gardens, ID 83815
Mailing Address
c/o Juvenile Detention Center PO Box 9000, Coeur d'Alene, ID 83816

KCJDC is for County Juvenile offenders have not been sentenced yet and are detained here until their case is heard.

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You can support your loved ones at KCJDC on InmateAid, if you have any immediate questions contact the facility directly at 208-446-1900.

The Kootenai County Juvenile Detention Center is a medium to low-security detention center located at 210 E Dalton Ave Dalton Gardens, ID that is operated locally by the Juvenile Justice Department and holds youths awaiting the determination of punishment for the crimes of which they are accused. Most of the adolescents are here for less than two years.

The juvenile justice system differs from the adult system, focusing on rehabilitation and recognizing the developmental differences in juveniles. It aims to protect both the child and the public and helps juveniles become productive adults.

Juveniles are detained if they pose a threat, may miss court, or violate court orders. Parental involvement is crucial for effective supervision and rehabilitation.

Key differences in terminology include "taken into custody" instead of "arrest" and "supervision" instead of "probation." Referrals usually come from law enforcement, and an intake social worker decides the juvenile's placement. An inquiry can lead to dismissal, corrective action, or court involvement.

The process includes a plea hearing, possible evaluations, a pre-trial conference, a fact-finding hearing, and a dispositional hearing to determine the case's outcome. Parents may need to cover associated costs.

The Juvenile Detention Center assures the safety and security of our community by detaining juvenile offenders. The facility serves the counties of: Benewah, Boundary, Kootenai, and Shoshone.

Staff at the facility provide direct supervision and guidance to the residents through supportive encouragement and instruction. Staff assists juveniles in cultivating appropriate social, behavioral, and interpersonal skills useful in community living.

Within 24 hours of admission, JDC rules and expectations are explained. A "level system" comprised of four steps is implemented to give residents the opportunity to learn accountability. With each level increase, more responsibilities and privileges are acquired.

The facility provides multiple programs to the residents to encourage positive interpersonal development. Our local school district provides a school program with 2 full time teachers, so the residents can continue working toward their high school diploma. Other classes include: Physical Education, Life Skills, Anger Management and Faith based programming.

Although the residents are in a maximum security facility, The Detention Center can prove to be a positive learning experience for delinquent youth.

Juveniles may receive mail and are given 2 stamps per week if they wish to send mail. Additional stamps can be brought in for them if desired. A return address is required and must include full name & address of sender.

Example of addressing mail:

c/o Juvenile Detention Center
PO Box 9000
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83816

Inmate Locator

Juvenile facilities overseen by Kootenai County do not publish the names of the offenders housed in their facility. As such, there is no public forum for this information.

Visitation Information

Regular Visiting: Saturdays and Sundays. Please call for an appointment.

Special visitation: By appointment only. Call shift supervisor (446-1900) on the day/time requested for the visit. Special visits may not be permitted on Fridays. Special visitation is reserved for siblings and those who are unable to attend regular visitation. Other visits may be granted on a case by case basis.

  1. All visits are No Contact and Visitors must sign in prior to entry.

  2. Picture identification must be presented each time you visit to verify your identity.

  3. Visitors are routinely requested to empty their pockets prior to entering for visits, and may be subject to a search. If visitors refuse, their visitation may be denied.

  4. Visitors will be denied access to the facility if they are believed to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

  5. Personal property and/or anything that could be considered hazardous and/or dangerous is not allowed inside the facility. This includes, but is not limited to, all purses, sunglasses, wallets, cigarette lighters, matches, pocketknives, large belt buckles, etc.

  6. Visitors must remove any chewing tobacco, gum, or candy from their mouths prior to entering the secure part of the facility.

  7. If a visitor passes contraband or other unauthorized items to JDC residents, the visitor's right to visit will be suspended and/or permanently denied. Any passing of contraband will result in a criminal complaint being filed against the visitor.

  8. The following clothing items are not permitted during visitation: Swimsuits, Tank tops, Tube tops, Jackets or coats, Revealing shorts, Bare feet or See-through shirts/blouses

What can I bring in to my child?

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  • Books, NOT hardcover. They can have up to 4 in their room at a time. Books remain in facility.

  • Deck of Cards (Must be new and in sealed package)

  • Carmex or similar (In squeeze tube, sealed bubble package)

  • Photographs-no Polaroid type (up to 5)

  • Magazines (from list below)

    • Sports Illustrated
    • Reader's Digest
    • Car and Driver
    • Popular Mechanics
    • Newsweek
    • Field and Stream
    • Sound and Vision
    • Snowboarder
    • People
    • Dirt Bike
    • Stereo Review
    • Popular Science
    • Teen People
    • Teen Skiing
    • Sports Illustrated for Kids
    • Better Homes and Gardens Time

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