The Electronic Home Monitoring program was established by the Chester County Court of Common Pleas as a cost effective alternative to secure detention for alleged/adjudicated delinquents. The program is administered in cooperation with the Juvenile Probation department.
The purpose of electronic monitoring is to allow juveniles to be released from detention to return home where they will have limited access to the community, but still able to attend school, work, or be involved in approved activities. The program shall function at the direction of the court under an agreement between the juvenile, parent/guardian and the court. The Juvenile Court Judges’ Commission’s Standards governing the use of secure detention under the Juvenile Act will be the sole criteria for eligibility for this program unless otherwise specified by the court.