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Last modified: 6/24/2014 12:01 PM

ELECTRONIC MONITORING PROGRAM (EMP)

House Arrest/Home Detention
 
In this program, an inmate with at least 30 days remaining on their sentence is allowed to return home under intensive supervision and monitoring (Out-of-Custody cases with less than 30 days remaining on their sentence will be considered on a case by case basis). An electronic device mounted on the ankle helps the probation staff supervise the inmate closely at all times. The inmate can continue to live at home, work, attend school, vocational programs and counseling.  Frequent field contacts are made by the Probation Officer along with random home searches and drug/alcohol testing. The inmate must have prior approval from the Probation Officer to leave home for any reason.  All of the inmate's time is scheduled and approved by the Probation Officer. Participants are also subject to surveillance at any time. If the inmate is away from home or work without permission, tests positive for illegal drugs, or becomes a risk to the community, the inmate can be rearrested and returned to jail.
 
Pursuant to Section 1203.016 PC (Home Detention); "No public or private agency or entity may operate a home detention program in any county without a written contract with the county's Correction Administrator".  At this time, no private EMP Company has been authorized to operate within the County of Santa Clara. The majority of the private EMP companies are for profit businesses and bypass the Probation Department’s authority.
 

A non-refundable application fee of $50.00 is to be paid at the Department of Revenue prior to the inmate’s application being accepted and screened by the program. If accepted, there is an $80 initial deposit payable within three (3) days of starting EMP and a per day rate for each day to be served.  The per day rate is determined by a sliding scale which is based on your income and number of dependents you are responsible for (sliding scale chart below).  EMP with alcohol monitoring will require a premium of an additional $4 per day up to but not to exceed $49 per day.  While on the program you will be expected pay at least a minimum per day rate of $10 per day with the balance to be paid after completion based on your ability to pay. The initial deposit will be applied toward your total EMP cost.

EMP Per Day Rate Sliding Scale.
Defendant + # of Dependents/
Gross Monthly Income
(hourly rate)
 
D + 0
 
D + 1
 
D + 2
 
D + 3
 
D + 4 +
0-1599
(0-9.99)
24
23
22
21
20
1600-2345
(10.00-14.99)
29
28
27
26
25
2346-2798
(15.00-17.49)
34
33
32
31
30
2799-3198
(17.50-19.99)
39
38
37
36
35
3200-3598
(20.00-22.49)
44
43
42
41
40
3600+
(22.50+)
49
48
47
46
45

The use of GPS technology and equipment is now being utilized by the Intensive Supervision & Alternative Programs (ISAP) unit to monitor and track higher risk offenders serving their jail sentence on EMP in this county.   The use of this technology allows staff to provide a higher level of supervision through pinpoint tracking of offenders using 24 hour continuous monitoring devices and software programs. 

The following factors will usually determine the applicant ineligible for participation in the program, but each case is screened on a case by case basis.

  • High Level Drug Sales or any Violation of Probation where the original charge was drug sales
  • Any DV case with no contact orders
  • Violent Assaults with injury
  • First Degree Burglary
  • Use of firearms
  • High Risk Sex Offenders
  • Gang-related crimes
  • Escape from jail within the past two (2) years
  • Excessive criminal history and/or prison priors
  • A record of failing to complete programs or being "rolled up" during the past year.
  • Pending Court (No un-sentenced cases)
  • Outstanding warrants, a detainer, probation, parole or immigration holds
  • Severe mental health problems

Court recommended EMP commitments will receive great consideration in determination of acceptance when being screened.

Program Contact Information

Adult Probation Department
   435-2000
Intensive Supervision & Alternative Programs (ISAP)
   435-2089 or 435-2088
ISAP Supervisor
   435-2090