Report of the Southwest Judicial District
District Court Judges: Allan L. Schmalenberger, Presiding Judge; Ronald L. Hilden; and Zane Anderson.
Number of Counties in District: 8
District Court Chambers: Dickinson
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Small Claims Admin Traffic Criminal Juvenile
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 2002, the district was in compliance with the docket currency standards.
The Southwest Juvenile Court continues its efforts to treat and rehabilitate young offenders while holding them accountable for their actions. In addition to the Southwest Judicial District, they also handle the formal and informal hearings and probation supervision for Mercer County and assist with supervision of probation cases in Grant county and the western half of Morton County when needed.
Our Juvenile Court officers continue to utilize programs such as Keys to Innervisions, community service, drug screening, tracking services, and the Victim Offender Mediation Program.
They continue to promote partnerships with other local community agencies for preventative programming to encourage a pro-active approach to helping at-risk youth.