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HOME DETENTION MISSION STATEMENT 

 

The mission statement of the Home Detention program is to ensure the protection of the community while diverting the number of non-violent youthful offenders from detention centers and/or commitments to IBS/IGS. The Home Detention program is grant funded through the Department of Corrections.

- Home Detention Hotline 765 423-9702


 

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 is unlimited.


 

ELECTRONIC MONITORING

 

If a juvenile is placed on electronic monitoring, he/she wears an ankle unit which monitors their whereabouts at all times. Some juveniles are ordered onto GPS monitoring along with electronic monitoring. When a juvenile is ordered onto GPS monitoring, they have to carry a phone with them (at all times) in addition to wearing the ankle unit. Every Tuesday the juvenile and his/her parent/guardian submit a weekly schedule to the Surveillance Officer at the Juvenile Alternatives Office. 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. In addition to weekly office visits, 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 Tuesday the juvenile and his/her parent/guardian submit a weekly schedule to the Surveillance Officer at the Juvenile Alternatives Office. 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. In addition to weekly office visits, 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 = $15.00/day

 

INTAKE SCHEDULE

 

Tuesday's at 5:30 P.M.

Thursday's at 5:30 P.M.

Friday's on emergency basis only


 

OFFICE VISITS / WEEKLY SCHEDULE SUBMISSION

 

Tuesday's 2:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M.

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