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GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM MONITORING

Global Positioning System Monitoring provides the Courts with an additional sentencing alternative on the continuum of sanctions.  This sanction compliments our efforts to provide intensive, individualized supervision and intervention to high risk/need probationers who would otherwise be placed in the Institutional Division, Texas Department of Criminal Justice.  Global Positioning System Monitoring provides a cost-effective community supervision tool for probationers selected according to specific program criteria. 

The Global Positioning System Monitoring term is not less than 90 days or more than 180 days.  The flexibility in the term facilitates extension if the offender continues to show a need of this highly structured type of supervision.

All probationers ordered to Global Positioning System Monitoring Supervision will be required to report at least two times per week to an assigned Supervision Officer at the Community Supervision and Corrections Department to monitor the probationer's compliance with the court order and supervision plan.  As field visits are also considered to be an integral part of Global Positioning System Monitoring, no less than three field contacts per week will be made with the probationer.  A visual check of the transmitter that is strapped to the probationer's ankle will be conducted at each visit with the probationer.

The following table illustrates the number of offenders by Global Positioning System Monitoring type served from fiscal years ’04-’09:  

 

Electronic Monitoring

Fiscal Years '04 - '09

 

   

FY’04

FY'05

FY'06

FY’07

FY’08

FY’09

Intakes

9

34

48

39

37

36

Discharges

7

26

51

43

29

40

Served

9

36

58

50

40

43