District Court Judges: Allan L. Schmalenberger, Presiding Judge; Ronald L. Hilden; and Zane Anderson.
Number of Counties in District: 8
District Court Chambers: Dickinson
Case filings are shown in the chart on the right. The Southwest Judicial District continues to use a master and individual calendar assignment plan.
All the district judges are assigned throughout the district to assure an equitable distribution of the caseload and to promote a fair, expeditious disposition of all cases in compliance with the docket currency standards. During 2001, the district was in compliance with such standards.
The Southwest juvenile court continues its efforts to treat and rehabilitate young offenders while holding them accountable for their actions. We as an increase in criminal mischief offenses, with alcohol violations continuing to be the most common offense.
We use lay guardians ad litem and now have a primary facilitator for the Keys to Innervisions program. This has helped to make the program more dependable and available.
We use the Victim/Offender Conferencing and tracking services provided by Lutheran Social Services.
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