The Home Detention Program at Jackson County Community Justice is a sentencing and sanctioning alternative which provides Justice Involved Individuals 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 sentenced criminal matters.
The Home Detention program requires the Justice Involved Individual to complete an application at which point an interview will be conducted to determine eligibility. Some, but not all of the factors that may disqualify an applicant from this program are:
- Reporting for interview or start-up under the influence of alcohol or drugs;
- Past non-payment of program or supervision fees;
- Past Home Detention Program failure;
- Applicants on formal supervision without the approval of their probation officer;
- Inappropriate residence;
- Failure to keep scheduled appointments and/or follow directives of Home Detention personnel;
Anyone who has been sentenced to the Jackson County Supervisory Authority can apply for Home Detention. Eligible individuals are monitored electronically for compliance with an ankle bracelet, or via a mobile monitoring application. The monitoring device type will be determined by the Home Detention Community Justice Officer during the application interview. Strict guidelines are enforced as to the individual’s whereabouts, prohibited activities, and curfew.
This program is critical for providing 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.
Community Justice Today - Home Detention Program
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Home Detention Fees:
A non-refundable $30.00 application fee is required of all applicants. If accepted into the program, the individual will be assessed a $30.00 per day monitoring fee (subject to change). Violation fee of $119.00.
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:
Cassidy Wilson, 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.
Home Detention Application & Conditions: