Supervised Release

About the Program

The Supervised Release Program (SRP) is a judicially ordered detention alternative program available to the Loudoun County Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court. It may be utilized as a pre-dispositional detention alternative placement. It may also be used as a post-dispositional intensive supervision placement when ordered by the court.

Electric Monitoring

The most intensive level is Electric Monitoring (EM). Juveniles placed on this level are required to wear a tamper resistant, non-removable bracelet that is in conjunction with a portable tracking device (PTD). The location of the juvenile is monitored 24 hours a day, seven days a week. In the event of any violation, the assigned SRP officer is notified by pager immediately. The SRP officers have the ability to monitor clients from a laptop computer with a wireless mobile Internet connection. Each juvenile is seen face-to-face at least four times a week and each parent is seen once per week face-to-face, usually on Saturday. The SRP officers must be notified in advance to allow the juvenile to exit his home. In general, the only events for which approval is granted to leave the home are school, court, counseling, and consultations with legal counsel.

Another facet of the EM program is that no one is allowed to be in the home except family members. This has been found to reduce the number of technical violations as well as increase SRP officer safety because it is clear who should be in the home when an officer arrives for a home visit.

Supervised House Arrest

The second level of the SRP program is Supervised House Arrest (SHA). This level of supervision incorporates all the features of EM without using the electronic monitoring equipment. A juvenile is allowed to maintain employment while on this level of supervision.

Outreach Supervision

The least restrictive level of supervision is Outreach Supervision. While on this level, the juvenile is still seen in person four times a week and parental contact is maintained, however, the juvenile is allowed to leave the home without prior SRP officer permission. The juvenile is required to abide by curfew established by the SRP officer. This level is used to reward an offender for continued good behavior while on SRP. It is an excellent transitional program for juveniles returning to the community from a stay at the juvenile detention center.

More Information

For more information, contact the Juvenile Court Service Unit at 703-777-0303.