Juvenile Home Electronic Detention Program

Purpose

The Juvenile Home Electronic Detention Program (JHED) Program is designed to offer a court ordered, structured alternative to incarceration for male and female prisoners and juvenile juveniles charged with offenses.

It is the policy of the Gloucester County Sheriff's Office to implement, maintain and ensure efficient monitoring of participants on JHED, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Process

When a Superior Court Judge believes that a Juvenile is an eligible candidate for the JHED Program, the court may order the Juvenile onto the program. Court ordered juveniles will have an electronic device attached to their ankle to monitor and track their movements. The JHED Unit will monitor the offender to verify their presence or absence at their residence or other approved location(s). This detention alternative allows participants to continue with other aspects of their lived such as education and therapy..