It is all too common for released domestic violence offenders to return and attack their victims-often times with devastating results. Protection orders alone may not be enough to prevent an offender from re-assaulting a targeted individual. Sentinel can assist survivors of domestic violence in their efforts to avoid repeat assaults through our innovative Domestic Violence Monitoring (DVM) Program.
NOTIFYING THE INTENDED VICTIM
Sentinel uses advanced and proven electronic monitoring technology to monitor the location of both the offender and their intended victim. Through our DVM Program, the targeted individual voluntarily carries a small GPS tracking device while the offender is required to wear a court-ordered GPS ankle-worn device at all times.
Sentinel is then able to create a mobile exclusion zone around the targeted individual by simultaneously monitoring both devices at the same time. Should the offender approach or enter the mobile exclusion zone, Sentinel notifies the intended victim and police. Specially trained operators in Sentinel’s 24/7/365 National Monitoring Center notify the targeted individual and law enforcement of the potential breach enabling them to execute a predetermined emergency safety action plan quickly and avoid potential contact with the offender.
Courts that require domestic violence offenders to wear GPS tracking devices as a condition of release also benefit from knowing that Sentinel’s Domestic Violence Monitoring Program will notify the targeted individual and provide them with the valuable time needed to find a safe location in the event that the offender attempts to come into physical contact with them. Ultimately, this monitoring program allows survivors of domestic violence to live with a greater sense of security as they begin rebuilding their lives.
THE SENTINEL ADVANTAGE
Sentinel’s Domestic Violence Monitoring Program is a proven solution backed with years of documented success. This unique monitoring program was specifically designed to aid in the prevention of domestic violence and offers a cost-effective offender-pay option. This program offers these much-needed benefits to targeted individuals and law enforcement agencies:
- 24/7/365 visibility into the location of an offender and their proximity to their intended victims;
- Dual-tracking technology for consistent indoor and outdoor tracking of offenders, and;
- Tamper-resistant GPS tracking devices ensuring the consistent monitoring of offenders.
*Source: Domestic Shooting Homicides