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Kootenai County, Idaho DUI Court

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From the Web site of Kootenai County, ID, information is provided on the county's DUI Court, including eligibility, the four phases of the program, answers to frequently asked questions (FAQ), and contact information for DUI court team members.
The ultimate goal of the DUI Court is to help offenders achieve stability, self-sufficiency, and productivity as responsible citizens. Phase 1 of DUI Court processing involves random drug testing at least once per week, appearance before the judge twice monthly, verification of attendance at 30 self-help (AA/NA) meetings within the first 30 days of the program, and meetings with a probation officer at least 4 times a month. Phase 1 includes three group sessions per week and meeting with a primary counselor for individual sessions. Other requirements in phase 1 are employment, a job search, an educational program, or community service. Other activities in phase 1 may include installation of an ignition interlock immediately upon reinstatement of a driver's license, a mental health evaluation, attendance at a victims panel, and presentation of an orientation speech in court. Phase 2 of the DUI court continues many of the requirements of phase 1, but with a relaxation of the frequency of required activities. Phase 3 continues the drug testing, appearances before the judge, meeting with a probation officer, and attendance at group sessions and individual counseling. Phase 4 continues drug testing, appearances before the judge, attendance at self-help meetings, and at least 180 current, continuous, clean/sober days, not including inpatient time. Also included in phase 4 is an exit interview survey upon graduation and the presentation of a graduation speech before the court. Eligibility criteria for participation in DUI court are listed.