Juvenile Probation >Detention

Detention Services Bureau - Home Detention and Electronic Monitoring Home Detention, or "House Arrest," is an alternative to staying in secure detention. Most juveniles in home detention are not yet on probation, and are waiting for a court hearing.

They are required to stay home 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and Home Detention Officers check on them several times a day at any time of the day or night to see if they are home. Checks are by phone and personal visit.

If a juvenile goes to school or works, he must sign a contract that states when he may work or go to school. If he wants to leave the house for any other reason, he must call the home detention officer and must go only with an approved adult.

Some juveniles on Home Detention are in an even more restrictive program - JEM (Juvenile Electronic Monitoring). They must wear an electronic anklet that automatically alerts the Probation Department if they leave their house.
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