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House Arrest I & II
Overview
                                                                                                                    Monica Shields, Supervisor
                                                                                                                                             (219) 465-3520

Porter County Juvenile Justice Services offers two levels of House Arrest as an alternative to secure detention to those juveniles who qualify. This program allows for juveniles to be safely returned to the community by providing for community-based supervision.

House Arrest Level I Rules

 

  1. You will remain on House Arrest until you have been informed by the Juvenile Probation Department or the Court of your formal release from said conditions.
  2. When at home you are to be supervised by a parent/guardian or an approved adult unless otherwise approved by the Probation Department.
  3. You are to adhere to a curfew of 5:00 p.m. on weekdays (Sunday – Thursday) and 7:00 p.m. on weekends (Friday & Saturday) unless otherwise approved by the Probation Department.  While on House Arrest:

 

  1. Only friends approved by your parent(s) and the Probation Department are permitted to visit you in your home and/or on your property.  Parents should contact the Probation Officer with possible approved friends. Once the Probation Officer approves a friend, that friend is permitted to visit under the guidelines of this level.
  2. Only one (1) approved friend is permitted to visit at any given time. 
  3. Visitation with said friend shall be supervised by your parent or guardian.
  4. You are not allowed in anyone else’s home unless accompanied by your parent and/or guardian or unless approved by your probation officer. 
  5. You will be allowed to participate in out of home and after school activities approved by your parent(s) and the Probation Department.

    4.    Internet use is allowed only under your parent’s direct supervision.
    5.    At all times your parents/guardians are to know where you are.  You are not to be with any other adult without your parents and the Probation Department’s permission.
    6.    If you are absent from school, you must report your absence to the Probation Department by 9:00 a.m.  You may be required to provide a medical excuse to validate your illness.
    7.    At any time submit to a drug screen.  Any confirmed controlled or illegal substance or substance metabolite is a violation of Court Ordered Restriction.  
    8.    At any time allow any Juvenile Court representative or Law Enforcement Officer to enter my residence without prior notice, and to make reasonable inquiry into my activities and others in the home, and I shall at anytime submit to the search of my person and property.  Further, a Juvenile Court representative may visit or telephone your home or require you to attend an appointment to verify your compliance to these rules.  Non-attendance will be viewed as a violation of House Arrest.  You shall answer all reasonable inquires by any Juvenile Court Representatives. 
    9.    You are not allowed to operate a motor vehicle for the duration of House Arrest unless otherwise approved by both your parent(s) and the Probation Department.  This includes mopeds.


House Arrest Level II Rules
  1. When at home you are to be supervised by a parent/guardian or a Court appointed adult unless otherwise approved by the Juvenile Probation Department.
  2. You are not allowed to leave your property unless you are going to school, to work, or you are with your parents/guardians.  If you are allowed to work, your hours must be approved by your Probation Officer.  You must provide a written report of your work schedule each week to the Juvenile Probation Department.
  3. You are not permitted to have friends in your home, on your property, or on the telephone.  You are not allowed to use the Internet or a pager.
  4. At ALL times your parents/guardians are to know where you are.  You are not to be with any other adult without your parents' and the Probation Department's permission.
  5. Obey all laws.  Any tobacco products found in the possession of a child on home detention will be confiscated.
  6. If you are absent from school, you must report your absence to the Juvenile Probation Department by 9:00 a.m.  You may be required to provide a medical excuse to validate your illness.
  7. At any time a Juvenile Court representative may visit or telephone your home or require you to attend an appointment to verify your compliance with these rules.  Non-attendance will be viewed as a violation of home detention.
  8. At any time submit to a drug screen. Any confirmed controlled or illegal substance or substance metabolite is a violation of home detention.
  9. At any time allow any Juvenile Court representative or law enforcement officer to enter your residence without prior notice, and to make reasonable inquiry into the activities of you and others in the home.  At any time you shall submit to a search of your person and property.  You shall answer all reasonable inquiries by any Juvenile Court representative.
  10. You are not allowed to operate any motorized vehicle while you are on home detention without prior approval of the Court.