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
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:
2402 Atwood Avenue
Madison, Wisconsin 53704