Electronic monitoring can offer less restrictive, cheaper alternative to juvenile placement
WILLMAR — An ankle bracelet that detects where a person is at a given time and alerts authorities when the person isn’t home when he should be is proving to be a cost-effective alternative for some juveniles who otherwise may be placed outside the home.
Kandiyohi County has utilized the new option with five kids since this spring with good success, said Kathy Nelson, a supervisor with the county Family Services Department.
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