Home Detention Unit
The Home Detention Unit is an alternative to detention initiative where youth who would likely remain detained until they appear in Court are instead released home under very strict supervision. Home detention officers rigorously maintain contact with youth via multiple weekly face-to face contacts, home visits, and curfew checks. Home Detention generally lasts for thirty days, or until the youth’s case is disposed of in Court. The Juvenile Department also utilizes the Home Detention program with probationers who are having technical non-compliance violations of their probation conditions. Once back on track with compliance, Home Detention ends and these youth continue to be monitored as before on regular probation.