Planning & Compliance

The Planning and Compliance Unit at the Idaho Department of Juvenile Corrections (IDJC) supports the Idaho Juvenile Justice Commission in their efforts to help Idaho strengthen youth and families. The Planning and Compliance Unit can provide assistance to develop effective programming for youth in your community by providing referrals to potential funding sources, technical grant-writing assistance, programming guidance, and links to best practices and evidence-based approaches.

In order to receive federal grant funds, the state must comply with the core protection requirements of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA). These core protections are:

A status offender is a juvenile charged with or who has committed an offense that would not be criminal if committed by an adult. Examples of status offenses are truancy, running away, violating curfew laws, or possessing tobacco. This JJDP Act requirement focuses on alternatives to placing juveniles into detention facilities for status offenses.

This requirement focuses on removing juveniles from adult jails and detention facilities.

This requirement ensures that juveniles are not detained or confined in any institution where they may have contact with adult inmates.

This requirement focuses on addressing and reducing racial and ethnic disparities within the juvenile justice system.


Idaho receives JJDP Act Title II Formula Grant funds annually, dependent on compliance with the core protections of the JJDP Act. The core protection requirements are tenets for basic professional practice throughout the country. It is incumbent upon all agencies and departments to assist the state in maintaining compliance, to assure safe and appropriate holding of juveniles, and to retain these funds for juvenile justice programming.

Idaho’s Compliance Monitor is required to conduct visits at all detention centers, jails, lockups, and court holding facilities in the state to ensure compliance with the JJDP Act. The Compliance Monitor is also available to assist agencies with issues involving the JJDP Act, as it relates to the secure detention of juveniles.

In addition, inspections of Idaho’s juvenile detention centers and reviews of Idaho’s juvenile probation departments are conducted to assess their compliance with state rules and standards.

For more information on monitoring compliance under the JJDP Act in Idaho, see the Idaho Compliance Monitoring Manual found here.

To view Idaho’s Statewide 3-year Plan for 2021-2023, click here.

GRANTS-Heading for state-wide funding opportunities

Grant Opportunities


2023 JJ Training Grant Announcement
2023 JJ Grant Training Application



Planning & Compliance now supporting the Detention Clinician Program

The Detention Clinician Program was established in SFY2009.  The program provides screenings and assessments to youth admitted to juvenile detention centers and supports 12 juvenile detention centers in Idaho.  Detention clinicians provide consultation with detention staff, parents, and probation staff regarding mental health and/or substance use services for juvenile offenders with identified needs.  Detention clinicians are available to youth for crisis intervention or in a counseling role and are instrumental in assisting youth in managing their behavior while in juvenile detention. Detention clinicians also assists in linking youth with community mental health and substance use services upon release from detention.  

  • Funding Source and Budget – State general funds from Idaho Department of Health and Welfare (DHW) and the IDJC.
  • Target Population – Youth admitted into juvenile detention centers.
  • Eligible Participants – Counties or Tribes who have an approved memorandum of agreement established with the IDJC. 

Contact Chad Jacobs,, for more information.


Office of Juvenile Justice & 
Delinquency Prevention
  Logo for Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention  
Coalition for Juvenile Justice

Coalition for Juvenile Justice logo


Idaho Juvenile Justice Commission


Contact the Team

Leahann Romero

Planning and Compliance Supervisor
(208) 884-7326

Marissa Evans

Program Specialist
(208) 577-5442

Chad Jacobs

Program Specialist
(208) 577-5416


Administrative Assistant 1
(208) 334-5100

To develop productive citizens in active partnership with communities

ver: 3.4.0 | last updated: