Status Offender Services

233 Gooding St N
P.O. Box 126
Twin Falls, ID
83303-0126
208-736-4226
208-736-4250 (fax)
Email:ssites@co.twin-falls.id.us

Hours of Operation
Monday Through Friday
9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

The Fifth Judicial Juvenile Status Offender Services is a grant funded prevention program working under the umbrella of the county prosecuting attorney’s office, diverting first time status offender’s mainly runaways, curfews, truancies, and incorrigibles to the program. The Status Offender Services or S.O.S. is designed to unite families with community resources and hold the juvenile accountable with then intent of preventing future criminal acts by the juvenile.

Today’s youth face many challenges while moving towards adulthood. Negative peers, drugs, alcohol, family situations and school can all add to the stresses of everyday life and play a part in the choices a juvenile makes. Sometimes their choices can lead to potential legal problems, adding more stress to the juvenile and their family or guardians. Quite often parents in this situation may feel as if they do not have any options or support in helping them steer their child in the right direction. Juveniles may find themselves wanting to fight for their independence and rebel against the helping efforts that parents or authority figures are offering. The Status Offender Services program was created to help juveniles and their families help themselves regain control of their lives.

Status Offender Board Meeting is held on the second Friday of the month at 12:00 Noon.

Mission Statement

To substantially alter the relationship between the first time juvenile status offender, his/her parents, and the community, to ensure that appropriate corrective steps are taken; to provide a stable relationship between all parties; and to provide for skills obtained by the juveniles and parents in dealing with future problem situations.

Fees:

  • $20.00 one time processing fee
  • $15.00 per month case monitoring fee billed to the family