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HOME DETENTION MISSION STATEMENT 

 

Home Detention provides monitoring and structure to youth in the community who are involved in the juvenile justice system. These services are provided to delinquent youth in an effort to improve behavior and deter progression through the juvenile justice system while ensuring community safety.

 


 

HOME DETENTION REFERRAL PROCESS

 

Juvenile Probation Officers may recommend Home Detention (intensive or electronic) to Superior Court III. If the court mandates a juvenile to complete Home Detention, a court order is issued and the juvenile and parent/guardian complete an intake and sign a contract. The signed Home Detention contract is given to all parties. On average, a juvenile spends 30-60 days on home detention; however, the number of days a juvenile is ordered on the program varies.

 

 

ELECTRONIC MONITORING

 

If a juvenile is placed on electronic monitoring, he/she wears an ankle unit which monitors their whereabouts at all times. Every juvenile is placed on a GPS electronic monitoring bracelet in which they are tracked 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Every Saturday the juvenile and his/her parent or guardian submit a weekly schedule to the surveillance officer who picks up the schedule at their home. The activities on the schedule are approved or denied and the surveillance officer signs off on the schedule. Each week the juvenile moves up a level which allows him/her to gain additional privileges for that week. A Surveillance Officer makes random phone calls and home visits to ensure the juvenile is complying with the Home Detention rules. If the Surveillance Officer finds any problems with the juvenile on electronic monitoring, a report is made to the Probation Officer. In addition, a status report is filed in Superior Court III within 24 court hours.

 

At any point during a juvenile's participation with the home detention program, he/she may be asked to submit to a supervised drug and/or alcohol screen.

 

 

INTENSIVE SUPERVISION

 

If a juvenile is placed on Intensive Supervision, he/she does not wear an ankle unit. Every Saturday the juvenile and his/her parent/guardian submit a weekly schedule to the Surveillance Officer at the juvenile's home. The activities on the schedule are approved or denied and the surveillance officer signs off on the schedule. Each week the juvenile moves up a level which allows him/her to gain additional privileges for that week. A Surveillance Officer makes random phone calls and home visits to ensure the juvenile is complying with the Home Detention rules. If the Surveillance Officer finds any problems with the juvenile on electronic monitoring, a report is made to the Probation Officer. In addition, a status report is filed in Superior Court III within 24 business hours.

 

 

FEES

 

Intensive Supervision = $3.00/day

GPS Electronic Monitoring = $7.00/day

 

HOOK UP DAYS

 

Tuesday's at 5:30 P.M.

Thursday's at 5:30 P.M.

Friday's on emergency basis only

 

 

 

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