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District of Idaho

Chief Probation Officer David C. Congdon

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Court Operations (1304)

The United States District and Bankruptcy Courts for the District of Idaho as well as Probation and Pretrial announce operating with reduced staff.  For full details and pro se email filing links, please visit the COVID-19 Information section of this website. 

The District of Idaho is currently operating under a "Moderate Risk" level. Public access to the courthouses will be strictly limited to those individuals with specific business, e.g., those attending a hearing or visiting their probation officer. All individuals (unvaccinated and fully vaccinated), including staff, are required to wear a mask when in the public areas of the courthouses. Mask requirements for all in-court proceedings will be subject to the presiding judge’s discretion.
Pretrial Services
Our Mission
Our Mission

The purpose of Pretrial Services is to investigate and assess the potential risk of flight and/or danger to the community of defendants entering the federal system.  Upon the release of a defendant to pretrial supervision, officers monitor compliance with the conditions of release as set by the Court, notify the Court and U.S. Attorney of alleged violations, make recommendations regarding release or detention following violation conduct, and control risk of nonappearance and community safety.

Updated on Mar 21, 2014
About Pretrial Services

U.S. Probation and Pretrial Services is the community corrections arm of the federal judiciary. As federal law enforcement officers we hold the responsibility to investigate and supervise persons charged and convicted of crimes against the United States.  As part of the U.S. District Courts, we are key players in the federal criminal justice process at both the pretrial and post-conviction stages.

U.S. Probation and Pretrial Services Officers are considered the "eyes and ears" of the Federal Courts.  We gather and verify information about persons who come before the Courts and prepare reports that the Courts rely on to make release and detention decisions.  Officers may be designated to monitor defendants if released to pretrial supervision, after they are charged and are awaiting trial.  We may refer persons released to conditions of pretrial supervision to services which may include, but not be limited to, substance abuse treatment, mental health treatment, medical care, training, and employment assistance.

Updated on Feb 27, 2014

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