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Pilot Program Tracks Whereabouts Of Domestic Violence Offenders

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A pilot program in Staten Island is using ankle bracelets to monitor domestic violence offenders.

The Richmond County district attorney's office implemented the program in early August.

It was created to stop convicted domestic violence offenders from violating orders of protection.

According to the DA's office, offenders are given a map that shows where they can and cannot travel.

If they stray outside the boundaries, the DA's office and police are notified.

The pilot program will run for six months and then be evaluated to see its effectiveness.

All offenders must agree to participate in the program and pay ten dollars a day to wear the bracelet.

There has been only one violation since the program began.

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