Jefferson County Community Corrections

Pre-trial, Drug Court, Community Transition, Home Detention, Day Reporting, Jefferson Co Adult Treatment Train  

Home Detention:

Target Population: Adult male and female offenders that are convicted of misdemeanors or felons. Felons may be placed on home detention by statue IC 35-38-2.6-1 to serve a non-suspendible portion of a non-suspendible sentence if they qualify as a direct placement. The Judge may order a person placed on Home Detention as part of a court order. 

All offenders placed on home detention will be on electronic monitoring for the set amount of days ordered by the Court. They will be assessed using the IRAS to determined risk/needs, and a case plan will be developed targeting ciminongenic needs. The case plan consists of addressing anti-social attitudes/beliefs/ behaviors/personalities and peers; substance abuse issues; family issues; employment needs; neighborhood issues and leisure activities and making the appropriate referrals for programming needs. A number of skill-based curriculums are used to address the anti-social attitudes/beliefs/ behaviors and peers issues; family issues; and neighborhood issues. Offenders are referred to LifeSpring or Centerstone for mental health and substance abuse issues; Employment Plus, Manpower and River Valley Resources for employment and education issues; and local community supports such as food banks, the Trustee office, social services, AA/NA, Celebrate Recovery and churches for leisure actives, basic living needs and community support.  The case manager will be monitoring the defendant’s progress of the case plan and supervising the defendant’s whereabouts.

Home Detention guidelines are set by statue under 35-38-2.5-6 which states offenders are confined to his/her home at all times except when the offender is: working at employment approved by the Court or traveling to or from employment; unemployed and seeking employment (the offender is allowed to do this 3 times per week in 4 hour intervals); undergoing medical, psychiatric, mental health treatment, counseling or other treatment programs approved by the court; attending educational institution or a program approved for the offender by the court; attending a regularly schedule religious service at a place of worship; or participating in community service. Offenders on Home Detention do received earned goodtime credit according to statue.

For more information about our home detention program or to report problems, please contact Staff Supervisor, Rhonda Wood at Rhonda.wood@jeffersoncounty.in.gov or call 812-265-7601.