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Global Positioning System (GPS) Program
The Miami-Dade County Juvenile Services Department has implemented the Juvenile Secure Detention Alternative Pilot Project. With the support from juvenile justice partners, this initiative will offer Miami-Dade County and juvenile justice partnering agencies a more efficient, cost effective and less restrictive alternative to secure detention placement. This program utilizes a Global Positioning System (GPS) device for monitoring detainable non-violent offenders, who are pending trial. In order for youth to qualify for the program, they must meet the established eligibility criteria.
- Youth awaits court hearing at home rather than in detention center
- Monitoring includes court hearing reminders
- Savings to the Department and the juvenile justice community
- Assessments and services are offered to participants
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