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Home Detention Program

The Home Detention Program (HDP) began in 1975 as an alternative to detention or non-secure placement of youth. By providing a Community Youth Worker to assist the parent(s) in providing adequate supervision and monitoring to a juvenile, the program:

  • Reduces the need for the placement of juveniles in detention or non-secure placements pending court disposition.
  • Assists both the parents and juvenile in resolving conflicts that might otherwise lead to further problem behavior.
  • Provides information to the court about the ability of the juvenile and family to maintain a safe and supervised plan that would enable the juvenile to remain at home at the time of court disposition.

In more recent years, the Home Detention Program has been able to "bridge" the gap between pre-disposition situations and the implementation of longer-term supervision and support services by providing a Community Youth Worker to help maintain the situation at home pending services being in place.

Juveniles are assigned to the Home Detention Program by the juvenile court and may remain under that interim supervision for 20-120 days (depending on the nature of the situation and need for assistance). In 1998, HDP served 220 juveniles, with approximately 75% of those being males.

Community Program Manager:
Suzanne Stute
2402 Atwood Avenue
Madison, Wisconsin 53704
Office: 608-246-3277
Fax: 608-245-3651
E-mail:stute@countyofdane.com

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