Each Division of the Juvenile Court is equipped with an Intensive Supervision Probation Officer and electronic monitoring devices.
The Court has the discretion to release juveniles from the Juvenile Detention Center to be supervised by an Intensive Probation Officer while being monitored on an electronic monitor.
This is a device that is attached to a land based telephone or cell phone unit that monitors the juvenile twenty-four hours a day to determine if the juvenile has left the home unauthorized.
It is a valuable tool for pretrial release of juveniles charged with delinquent acts and for support for Probation Officers who have a juvenile placed on the monitor as an alternative to secure detention.
Juvenile Services own the monitors, however, the daily monitoring fee is paid by a grant from the Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement.