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Bonner County Juvenile Detention Facility. Bonner County Juvenile Justice Facility. Important Voter Information August 4, 2009 Override Levy. What You Are Being Asked To Vote On August 4, 2009.

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bonner county juvenile justice facility
Bonner CountyJuvenile Justice Facility

Important Voter Information

August 4, 2009

Override Levy

what you are being asked to vote on august 4 2009
What You Are Being Asked To Vote On August 4, 2009
  • Bonner County Commissioners are asking voters to approve a $6.6 million dollar two (2) year override levy to pay for the design and construction of a 32-bed juvenile justice facility.
our current juvenile detention facility
Our Current Juvenile Detention Facility
  • Bonner County currently manages a juvenile detention facility that is being operated out of a 4-bedroom residential home. In addition to inadequate space needs, the current facility was never designed nor built for use as a juvenile detention facility.
prior to opening the bonner county facility
Prior To Opening The Bonner County Facility

There was no place to hold juveniles after they were arrested or waiting for a parent to sign a Promise to Appear (PTA)

Many times keeping law enforcement from getting back out on the road for hours.

how it all started
How it all started

Converted from a four bedroom residential home in 1992

Because of issues previously discussed on the last slide, we have been using two facilities since the inception of District One.

Maximum capacity 12 juveniles

14 Employees

reasons we currently use district one juvenile detention facility in kootenai county
Reasons We Currently Use District One Juvenile Detention Facility In Kootenai County

Cannot hold over 12 juveniles

Largely due to size and structure

Current facility contains only 4 bedrooms

Not secure enough for aggressive or violent offenders

When there is a need to separate juveniles (i.e., males / females or age discrepancies)

Sex offenders (need for single cell)

impact of transporting juveniles to district one juvenile detention facility in kootenai county
Impact Of Transporting Juveniles To District One Juvenile Detention Facility In Kootenai County

Time

Two-and-a-half to three hour round trip

At times, 2 to 3 transports have been required in a day

Distance

Mileage -100 miles round trip

Personnel

Requires one staff to transport placing strain on remaining staff to maintain safety & security at Bonner County Facility

Cost

Additional staff

Fuel / vehicle maintenance

bonner county s cost to transport all juveniles to district one juvenile detention facility
Bonner County’s Cost To Transport All Juveniles To District One Juvenile Detention Facility

There has been an average of 417 Juvenile Bookings per year over the past three years in Bonner County. This would equate to a minimum of 834 round trips per year to Kootenai County. The cost of this would be:

Transport staff

4 Staff with wages & benefits = $169,353.00

You would need at least 4 employees working 12 hour days to cover 24/7. Otherwise, Law Enforcement would be forced to transport to District I taking them out of Bonner County.

Fuel Costs

83,400miles X .55 = $ 45,870.00

*Cost reflects just 1st appearances only

* .55 is the current State Fuel & Maintenance

Reimbursement Rate

*If detained at first appearance, will require additional

transports

bonner county s cost to transport all juveniles to district one juvenile detention facility cont
Bonner County’s Cost To Transport All Juveniles To District One Juvenile Detention Facility Cont.

Over the last three years, Bonner County has had

12,501 bed days* for an average of 4,167 bed days per

year.

Housing Cost to Kootenai County

4,167 X $178.00 = $741,726.00

*A bed day equals number of juveniles times total number of days spent in detention. For example, 3 juveniles spending 10 days each in detention equals 30 bed days.

bonner county s total yearly cost to transport all juveniles to kootenai county
Bonner County’s Total Yearly Cost To Transport All Juveniles To Kootenai County
  • Detention - $741,726.00
    • money directly given to Kootenai County
  • 4 Employees-$169,353.00
  • 83,400 miles-$45,870.00
  • Total cost -$956,949.00
benefits to housing juveniles in bonner county
Benefits To Housing Juveniles In Bonner County

Keep taxpayer dollars in Bonner County

Keep jobs in Bonner County

Keep juveniles in their local school district

Summer School Program

Local programs and counselors (Drug & Alcohol, PSR, Life Skills, Anger Management, Tutoring, Girls Group,)

Parent visitation

Probation Officer contacts

Doctor appointments

School and Work Release Program

Detention Mental Health counselor

Law Enforcement turnaround time

generated revenue since justice services took over
Generated Revenue Since Justice Services Took Over

National School Lunch Program

Boundary County Contract

Mental Health Clinician Contract

Parents can be charged for detention days

School retains payment for average daily attendance (ADA)

Continue to seek other sources of revenue

cost of proposed juvenile detention facility
Cost Of Proposed Juvenile Detention Facility
  • The construction cost is estimated at $3.8 million dollars. The other $2.8 million dollars is for design, engineering, infrastructure, and project management. The 2 year override levy means that the cost will be tax based on the net assessed value of your property.
estimated cost to taxpayer
Estimated Cost To Taxpayer
  • If your home is assessed at $150,000 and your exemptions are $50,000, your net assessed value is $100,000 – you could pay approximately $46 per year for 2 years.
  • If your home’s net assessed value is $200,000, you could pay approximately $92 per year for 2 years.