H.E.M. (Home Electronic Monitoring)

The New River Valley Regional Jail offers a home electronic monitoring program (H.E.M.) that uses state-of-the-art Radio Frequency (RF) Monitoring to track non-violent offenders. RF technology provides precise inmate location information and maintains a record of inmate movement for each offender on the H.E.M program. This program allows an inmate to live and work in the community while serving an active sentence. This provides an opportunity for offenders to earn an income so they can meet financial obligations (fines, restitution, etc.) which they have incurred.

The H. E. M. Program can be customized for each individual offender. It can be designed to allow participation in rehabilitative programs such as substance abuse programs or even allow the individual to attend college classes if they are a student.

All applicants must be referred by the sentencing judge and approved by the New River Valley Regional Jail. The following is a list of criteria that individuals must meet in order to qualify:

  1. Must have been convicted and sentenced to 12 months or less. (or have local time)
  2. Must not have any pending charges or warrants.
  3. Must not have a history of escape or attempted escape.
  4. Must not have a history of violent felonies.
  5. Must not have a history of burglary.
  6. Must have a satisfactory jail adjustment record.
  7. Must not have a history of drug charges involving a schedule I or II drug.
  8. Must not have a history of removal from a similar program.
  9. Must make consistent payments for child support, court fines, and program fees.
  10. Must live and work within our jurisdictions.
  11. Must have a touch-tone, non-cordless phone in their residence.
  12. Must pass initial and random drug tests.
  13. Must maintain a good work history while employed.

Refer to Code of Virginia 53.1-131 & 53.1-131.2


Officer Angie Gautier

H. E. M. Coordinator

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Thursday: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Phone: (540) 643-2033