Jackson County Community Justice’s Home Detention Program is a sentencing and sanctioning alternative which provides low risk offenders the opportunity to serve their jail sentence in the community, allowing them to continue their employment and/or treatment. Home Detention is a resource that can be used in lieu of jail incarceration for all sentenced criminal matters.
The Home Detention program requires the offender complete an application at which point an interview will be conducted to determine if the applicant is appropriate for this level of custody. Some, but not all of the factors that may disqualify an applicant from this program are:
- Untreated sex offenses;
- Past non-payment of program or supervision fees;
- Past Home Detention Program failure;
- Applicants on formal supervision without the approval of their probation officer;
- No land line telephone or an inappropriate residence;
- Failure to keep scheduled appointments and/or follow directives of Home Detention personnel;
- Reporting for interview or start-up under the influence of alcohol or drugs;
Anyone who has been sentenced to the Jackson County Supervisory Authority can apply for Home Detention. Eligible offenders are monitored electronically for compliance with an ankle bracelet or a voice verification system. Strict guidelines are enforced as to the offenders whereabouts, prohibited activities and curfew.
This program is critical to providing sanctions for probation violations and court sentences as an alternative to Jail. It is the practice of Jackson County Community Justice to look for alternative sanctions that help to rehabilitate the offender and yet still maintain community safety.
Home Detention Fees:
A non-refundable $30.00 application fee is required of all applicants. If accepted into the program, the offender will be assessed a $30.00 per day monitoring fee (subject to change). Violation fee of $135.00.
Sentences less than 15 days require payment in full on the first day of the custody. Sentences of 15 days or more are subject to a payment plan designed by the Home Detention Community Justice Officer.
Home Detention Program Hours:
Monday thru Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Home Detention Program Contact:
Jared McLennan, Community Justice Officer
Home Detention Paperwork:
**The applicant must be in possession of a sentencing order(s) for the custody that will be considered for Home Detention.