Southwest Idaho Juvenile Detention Center
The mission of the Southwest Idaho Juvenile Detention Center shall be to furnish secure detention for youths who have violated the law and present a threat to the community, subject to the determination of the courts. Further, the Center shall be an integral part of the Juvenile Justice system as it exists in Canyon County and all participating counties.
Philosophy and Goals
The philosophy and goals of the Southwest Idaho Juvenile Detention Center are based on the "Balanced Approach," wherein community protection, accountability and competency development are considered for each juvenile referred to the Center.
Please be advised that the SWIJDC staff will not arrange any pen pal relationships for juveniles inside the Center. Any letters not specifically addressed to a juvenile will be returned.