Alternative Programs

The Home Incarceration Program is a non-residential alternative to the detention home for juveniles charged with criminal offenses.

Guidelines for Placement

Upon completion of a detention hearing or court appearance, the judge may recommend a juvenile for the Home Incarceration Program.  To be accepted on the Home Incarceration Program a juvenile must meet the following criteria:

  • Must reside in Chesterfield County or the City of Colonial Heights
  • Must not be charged with a violent juvenile felony
  • Must be willing to abide by Home Incarceration Program rules


  • Outreach – Juveniles are released to the custody of their parents / guardians. Home Incarceration Officers make routine, unannounced face-to-face contacts with juveniles.
  • Electronic Monitoring – Combines Outreach program with the use of an electronic monitoring device.
  • Diversion Outreach (P.O. Sanctioned House Restriction) – Same as Outreach program, however referral is not sent by a judge but rather by a juvenile’s probation officer to divert the juvenile from court.

More Information

For more information, please contact the Program Administrator for Detention Alternatives at 804-706-2937 or the Home Incarceration Program Supervisor at 804-717-6210.