Administrative Order 10-1: Amendment of Administrative Order 2007-7

Whereas, the Third Judicial District is making increasing use of innovative “problem solving courts” including the Canyon County Drug Court, Tri County Drug Court, Gem County Drug Court, Canyon County Mental Health Court, Canyon County Attendance Court and the Third Judicial District Youth Court, and

Whereas, a number of judges within the Third Judicial District have expressed an interest in establishing additional problem solving courts, including, but not limited to, the Canyon County Misdemeanor DUI Court, Canyon County Felony DUI Court, and the Canyon County Domestic Violence Court, and

Whereas, the need exists for coordination, communication, collaboration between the Third Judicial District’s various problem solving courts and/or potential problem solving courts to best utilize the limited existing resources and administration and future resources available to those courts and to provide technical support and oversight to the various problem solving courts, and

Whereas, the need exists for policy recommendations to be made to the Administrative District Judge by and on behalf of the judges presiding over the various problem solving courts within the Third Judicial District;

It is hereby Ordered:

A. That a new committee shall be formed to be chaired by the Honorable Thomas Ryan, District Judge, and to be comprised of each judge who is currently assigned to preside over the aforementioned problem solving courts within the Third Judicial District and other persons designated by the Administrative District Judge or designee of the Administrative District Judge.

B. The committee shall be supported and assisted by the Office of the Trial Court Administrator for the Third Judicial District.

C. The committee shall be identified as the Third District Problem Solving/Innovative Court Committee. The committee’s responsibilities shall include:

1. Coordination, communication and collaboration among the Third Judicial District’s various existing problem solving courts and/or potential problem solving courts to best utilize the limited existing resources and administration and future resources available to those courts and to provide technical support and oversight to the various existing problem solving courts and to persons interested in creating new problem solving courts within the judicial district.

2. Recommendation of policy decisions and considerations to the Administrative District Judge regarding problem solving courts and suggested training for judges, attorneys and court personnel within the district.

3. Assisting the Trial Court Administrator by providing supervision and guidance of personnel who are employed exclusively to serve the needs of the Third Judicial District’s problem solving courts.

Be is so Ordered this 4th day of March, 2010.

Signed by Juneal C. Kerrick, Administrative District Judge




 

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