Director Janet M. Wallace supervises a staff of approximately 160 employees by providing them with leadership, vision, and guidance through strategic planning. All of Ada County's juvenile courtrooms and administrative offices are located at 6300 W. Denton Street, Boise, Idaho, 83704. Probation Services and Programs operations are primarily located at 400 N Benjamin Lane, Boise, Idaho, 83704.
Ada County Juvenile Court Services (ACJCS) consists of seven organizational divisions:
1. Administration – Led by Administration Division Manager Rachel Burkholder, who acts as the human resource officer, administrative coordinator, court clerk, and clerical staff supervisor. Staff members in the Administrative Division are involved in and responsible for court case flow processes and judicial records.
2. Budget/Finance – Led by Budget & Finance Division Manager Galen Kidd. In addition to the responsibilities of financial and budget issues, this division handles collection of fines, fees, and restitution. Related Victim Services are also included in this division.
3. Detention Services – Led by Detention Division Manager Terry Shaffer. Residents in our 71-bed detention facility receive federally-accredited health care and food services, and a variety of educational programs. This division also promotes and participates in alternatives to secure confinement.
4. Probation Services – Led by Probation Services Division Manager Lael Hansen. ACJCS provides a broad range of probation services, from prevention to diversion to intensive supervision.
5. Programs – Led by Programs Division Manager Jeffrey G. Schatz. ACJCS provides substance abuse assessments and programming, mental health assessments, and counseling. This division also manages Community Service, Work in Lieu of Detention (WILD), Attendance Court, and the court's alternative school/GED program, Victory Academy.
6. Data Analysis – Led by Data Analysis Division Manager Deborah Fulkerson. ACJCS examines data and enhances data systems to justify funding, measure the agency's workload, improve court processes, and observe juvenile crime in Ada County. These efforts inform our decision making, strategic operations, and the public trust.
7. Training – Led by Training Division Manager Ken Jenkins. ACJCS provides timely, statutorily compliant, and focused training for certification and professional development. This training ensures the highest level of service to the public.
For additional information about ACJCS, please visit the various service areas displayed on the menu bar at left, or contact us at:
(208) 577-4800 Main Reception Desk
(208) 577-4809 Main Fax