Detention / Detention Alternative

Union County Electronic Monitoring (Installation and Removal Only)

Program: Union County Dept. of Corrections Juvenile Detention Bureau Electronic Monitoring Program

Agency: Union County Department of Corrections Juvenile Detention Bureau

Address: 7 Elizabethtown Plaza, 7th Floor Garage Elizabeth, NJ 07207
Telephone: 908-965-3773 Fax: 908-436-2905
Contact Person: Ronald Charles
E-mail: rcharles@ucnj.org

Service Description: The Union County Dept. of Corrections Juvenile Detention Bureau Electronic Monitoring Program is utilized as an alternative to secure detention upon release, while awaiting disposition to assist in sustaining Union County’s continuing participation in New Jersey’s Juvenile Detention Alternative Initiative (JDAI). Thirty-five (35) youth are to be served in this program annually. Union County Dept. of Corrections Juvenile Detention Bureau will install and remove the Electronic Monitoring (EM) units as well as provide initial intake.

Targeted Population: Union County youth between the ages of 11-17, in need of a detention alternative

Point of Continuum: Detention/Detention Alternative

Hours: Staff are available 24/7

Youth can be referred by: Family Court

Electronic Monitoring Case Management

Program: Electronic Monitoring Case Management Support Services

Service Agency: Union County Department of Human Services, Division of Youth Services

Address: 288 North Broad, Street, Suite 3A Elizabeth, NJ 07208
Telephone: (908) 558-2520
Fax: (908) 558-2540
Contact Person:  Victoria Jones, Supervisor
E-mail: vjones@ucnj.org

Service Description: This program is a court ordered alternative to secure detention. The primary goal is to prevent detention overcrowding by permitting low-risk offenders to be monitored at home while awaiting final court disposition of their case. Youth are monitored 24/7 via a GPS tracking system for compliance with home confinement and other court ordered conditions of release. Provides linkages to resources as needed.

Targeted Population: Union County youth between ages 11-17, in need of a detention alternative

Point of Continuum: Detention / Detention Alternative

Hours: Office hours are Monday-Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm EM staff are available 24/7.

Youth can be referred by: Family Court