October 2, 1997

Juvenile Corrections

In 1995 the Idaho Legislature passed the Juvenile Corrections Act creating the Department of Juvenile Corrections. Soon after its inception there were rumors of mismanagement and corruption within the department. In this Dialogue, Joan Cartan-Hansen speaks with the new director of the Department of Juvenile Corrections, about his two and five-year plans for the department and the differing roles of the county and state when it comes to prosecuting and punishing juveniles.