A juvenile may be placed on either Electronic Monitoring or Home Supervision instead of being detained at Juvenile Hall. These two home detention options can be used while the minor is awaiting their court appearance for disposition (sentencing) or as part of the disposition and formal probation ordered by the court. These two programs require a contract signed by both the juvenile and their parent or guardian.
Minors on Home Supervision are contacted several times per week by Deputy Probation Officers
Minors on Electronic Monitoring are monitored 24-hours a day, seven days a week using a computer technology and a tracking device the youth must wear.
Officers monitor the youth’s compliance with their conditions of release or probation including school attendance.
Several things are considered before a minor is accepted or rejected for Home Supervision or Electronic Monitoring. Some of those things are:
Attitude and behavior while they have been detained
Do they pose a danger to the community
Will they show up for their Court hearing
Are they a runaway risk
Willingness to obey parents
Willingness to abide by all the rules of the program, including curfew