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The Outreach Detention program provides specialized support and supervision to youth who have cases pending before a Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court. This program allows the child to remain in their homes rather than secure detention or shelter care placement.
The Caseworker is responsible for making sure that the participant is trouble free and available to the court. They do so by providing services, or making referrals to the appropriate agencies to provide the services, that meet each child’s individual needs. The services will be set up to provide both physical and mental health counseling and guidance.
The Caseworker provides face to face supervision of all the children on their caseload. Each participant is subject to a curfew set by the program and random checks at home, school, and/or work.
Electronic Monitoring is an ankle bracelet equipped with a GPS transmitter that is worn by a participant at all times whether they are at school, home, work or any other court approved activities. It sends a constant signal with the participant’s exact location that may be monitored by their Caseworker via internet. Electronic Monitoring is the most restrictive service provided by Outreach Detention and serves as an alternative to confinement and/or as a supplement to home detention programs.
Lynchburg Outreach Truancy Services (LOTS) is an outreach alternative designed for youth with truancy issues. The Caseworker provides face to face contact and phone contact on the weekend. Each participant is subject to a curfew set by the program and random checks at home, school, and/or work. The length of stay in the program is up to the discretion of the Juvenile & Domestic Court Judge.