We provide monitoring for Juveniles
On many occasions parents call us asking for a device they can install on their juveniles as the run away, sneak out of the house at night, etc.
Our small ankle bracelet monitoring device can keep track of your teenager at all times. The device is tamper proof and even if your smart teenager tries to take it off in some fashion, you will be alerted immediately!
When your daughter sneaks out at night, wouldn't it be nice to know exactly were she is? Now that's possible.
Generally, your teenagers will not even attempt to take off, as they know you are watching their location.
You have the option of setting a house arrest type rule for night time. Set an alarm to the bracelet so that you will be alerted the second he or she sneaks out of the house at night.
This device is also great if your juvenile goes on spring break!
Know where your child is at all times. Feel more comfortable letting them leave with their friends.
With the click of a mouse, you will always know were they are.
Close to 70% of previously confined juvenile offenders are rearrested less than two years after their release.
Reduce recidivism, truancy and hold offenders accountable without the stigma of detention with SecureAlert’s case management services. SecureAlert’s case management programs allows juvenile offenders to attend school and maintain family relationships. These programs and services include active tracking, school attendance, drug/alcohol testing and monitoring programs.
GPS Used to Track Truants
San Antonio court authorities recently announced a 6-month pilot program covering approximately 50 high school students that will use GPS ankle bracelets to track truants:
“We are at a critical point in our time where we can either educate or incarcerate,” [Bexar County Justice of the Peace Linda] Penn said, linking truancy with juvenile delinquency and later criminal activity.
Penn said students in the program will wear the ankle bracelets full-time and will not be able to remove them. They’ll be selected as they come through her court, and Penn will target truant students with gang affiliations, those with a history of running away and skipping school, and those who have been through her court multiple times.”
The Texas ACLU applauded efforts to keep kids in school but was concerned about privacy issues since students can be tracked full-time, including during after-school hours.
The article mentions that this program has already been used in other Texas communities, although I wasn't aware of it. It’s an aggressive program and, in my opinion, a close call. There are legitimate privacy concerns but students who drop-out of school are the biggest losers. There may also be racial issues since drop-outs are often minorities, especially Hispanics, in many Texas communities.
It reminds me of that old saying: Don’t cut off your nose to spite your face. Foreclosing aggressive efforts to keep kids in school could preserve students’ privacy but sacrifice their futures.