Frequently Asked Questions About Home Detention
How long is Home Detention?
Home Detention is used instead of Locked Detention for youth who meet the qualifications. The Judge decides the length of time a youth is in Home Detention--Judges may order youth to serve up to thirty days of Home Detention much like they order youth to spend time in Locked Detention.
Can my son/daughter go anywhere with me (parents)?
Yes, you can go anywhere under parent supervision. Your judge must authorize any out-of-state travel.
Can youth have a friend in the house while on Home Detention?
Yes, a youth may have 1-2 friends who are positive influences at the house. Parents are expected to closely supervise and approve friend(s) at all times.
Can my son/daughter be taken to a relative’s house for supervision?
Yes, youth may visit a relative’s house for supervision; however, the Case Manager and/or Home Detention Counselor must authorize this temporary arrangement.
Can youth on Home Detention drive themselves to work?
Yes, some youth can drive to work depending on the charges against them (e.g., stolen vehicle, assault, burglary charges may not), attitude, and the youth’s behavior. The youth must also have a valid Utah driver’s license.
Can my older child supervise my youth on Home Detention?
No, the rules state that the youth’s parents are responsible to supervise the youth. This is the expectation of the Judge, court worker and Home Detention Program.