detention program may be ordered by the Court for juveniles residing in DuPage
County that have been charged with a criminal offense or have an active
juvenile delinquency petition pending in court. Juveniles placed on home
detention are electronically monitored and are only allowed to leave their
residence for school, work, counseling, or pre-approved activity with a
parent/guardian. They can be ordered to the program as part of a
pre-trial condition or as a condition of sentence.
The program’s objectives are
to offer the Court an alternative to secure detention at a juvenile detention
facility, offer the juvenile an opportunity to remain in the community to
attend school, counseling, and/or employment, and to offer the community an
added degree of safety and security through electronic monitoring and frequent
contact with juveniles in the community. Violations of the program may
result in immediate secure detention.