Community Supervision is designed to provide home-based family-centered intervention programs for juvenile delinquents who are at risk of being placed out of their home and community. Working with the entire family unit is the best way of solving the problems of its member, and a crisis will often provide the motivation and opportunity for the family to accept help and learn new patterns of behavior. By providing short term, intensive family counseling in the home, the counselors can address the needs and issues facing the juvenile and their families.
Intensive Supervision is an alternative to placement in a secure detention facility or out-of-home residential care that provides an effective means of keeping youth and families that are before the court intact. Counselors work directly with the juvenile offender in the home setting. The combined use of surveillance and intensive supervision allows moderate to high risk delinquent youth the opportunity to remain in their homes. The youth continues with daily responsibilities while receiving the necessary supervision services. The program components include intensive supervision and case management services, which consist of family counseling, social relationship improvement, community coordination and educational support.
Voice Identification Surveillance Services is essentially an appendage to the Intensive Supervision Program with the addition of voice verification. Clients call an automated system that verifies their identity through biometric “voice print” authentication. The system then verifies that the individual is where he/she is supposed to be throughout the day. This feature enables our program to match the level and intensity of supervision to a client’s risk and needs.
Electronic Monitoring provides an electronic tracking feature as an alternative to placement in a secure detention facility or out of home residential care. The electronic monitor provides intensive in-home supervision to adolescents awaiting adjudication and/or disposition by the Juvenile Court. The goal of the program is to assure availability of the offender for court and prevent further delinquency pending disposition of charges currently before the court.
This is accomplished through the provision of direct and indirect supervision. In so far as it relates to keeping the child trouble-free and available to the court, each counselor provides for the youth’s needs in areas such as counseling and guidance, physical and mental health and education. This is done either through personal contact by the counselor or through referrals to appropriate agencies.
Any youth designated as a candidate by the Court, provided he or she resides within the participating localities, and can reside in his/her, or a surrogate, home is eligible for both the Intensive Supervision Program and the Electronic Monitoring Program.