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Completed audit of parolees and community based offenders on electronic monitoring

Details:

Title

Completed audit of parolees and community based offenders on electronic monitoring

Member

Fyles, Natasha Kate

Political affiliation

Australian Labor Party

Collection

Media Releases for 13th Assembly 2016 - 2020; Media Releases; ParliamentNT

Date

2019-06-25

Notes

Made available via the Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT).

Language

English

Subject

Prisoners; Sentencing; Electronic surveillance

Publisher name

Northern Territory Government

File type

application/pdf

Use

Issued as a Media Release

Copyright owner

Northern Territory Government

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/752196

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/753580

Related items

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/753579

Page content

Electronic Monitoring Audit Page 19 of 30 and 2019/20. Community Corrections introduced an evening shift whereby one Probation and Parole Officer is on duty between 3pm and 1am. The evening shift employee primarily deals with out-of-hours issues such as positive drug and alcohol tests, electronic monitoring issues, curfew breaches and other urgent issues as required. This officer then remains on call to respond to any alerts received between 1am and the start of the next business day (or evening shift if it is a weekend or public holiday). The evening shift has alleviated some pressures on staff to perform on-call duties, however off-duty staff may still be required to attend to urgent matters at all times of the night and on weekends or public holidays, and take on the duties of the evening shift officers if they are unable to work due to personal or recreational leave. The day-to-day management of electronic monitoring is supported by Compliance Officers working on rostered shifts. These officers perform installation and removal of electronic monitoring equipment and troubleshoot minor faults in addition to other compliance activities such as random drug and alcohol testing. When offenders cut off their electronic monitoring bracelet staff are required to go to the location to undertake collateral investigations as to the whereabouts of the offender and to retrieve these expensive pieces of equipment.


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