The Intake or Probation Department may recommend to the Court that a defendant be sentenced to a period of electronic monitoring in lieu of incarceration or as an additional supervision tool. Electronic Monitoring is a means of social control that enables the offender attend school, participate in treatment or counseling and while remaining in the community. It provides the courts with an option other than incarceration.

The safety of the public and the victims safety, along with the nature of the crime or violation of probation, and prior legal history of the juvenile are all taken into consideration when identifying suitable cases to be sentenced to the Electronic Monitoring Program.

The device has the ability to contact the juvenile directly. All conversations are recorded.  The device has the ability to set off an audible alarm at the request of the supervising agency.

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