24 Hour a Day Information & Hotline 208-267-5211
BCVS Office is located in the basement of the Boundary County courthouse; 1st Floor and is open from 9:00am-4:30pm
Boundary County Victim Services (BCVS) is available to assist victims of all types of crime. We work in Boundary County with the County Prosecuting Attorneys, the Boundary County Community Justice, the Boundary County Sheriff’s Office, Bonners Ferry City Police and the City Prosecuting Attorney to give information to all victims as they work through the legal and court systems.
BCVS provides support, information, education, and referral services to victims and their immediate families, witnesses and survivors. Additionally, our advocates are available to assist with Civil Protection Orders, restitution calculations, applications to the Crime Victims’ Compensation Program, impact statements, victims’ rights education, court escort, emergency medical advocacy and overall support.
Idaho victims of crime have the following rights:
(1) To be treated with fairness, respect, dignity and privacy throughout the criminal justice process.
(2) To timely disposition of the case.
(3) To prior notification of trial court, appellate and parole proceedings and, upon request, to information about the sentence, incarceration, and release of the defendant.
(4) To be present at all criminal justice proceedings.
(5) To communicate with the prosecution.
(6) To be heard, upon request, at all criminal justice proceedings considering a plea of guilty, sentencing, incarceration or release of the defendant, unless manifest injustice would result.
(7) To restitution, as provided by law, from the person committing the offense that caused the victim’s loss.
(8) To refuse an interview, ex parte contact, or other request by the defendant, or any other person acting on behalf of the defendant, unless such request is authorized by law.
(9) To read presentence reports relating to the crime.
(10) To the same rights in juvenile proceedings, where the offense is a felony if committed by an adult, as guaranteed in this section, provided that access to the social history report shall be determined by statute.