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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 6. Criminal Justice and Corrections
Agency 15. Department of Corrections
Chapter 70. Standards for Community Residential Programs

6VAC15-70-40. Organization and Administration.

Part II
General Administration and Management

A. The agency shall appoint a governing authority that serves as a link between the residential program and the community.

B. The governing authority of the public or private community residential program shall hold meetings at least quarterly with the community residential program administrator in order to facilitate communication, establish policy, explore problems, ensure conformity to legal and fiscal requirements, and implement community residential programs.

C. A single administrative officer who reports directly to the governing authority shall manage the agency and its programs.

D. The agency shall have an operations manual which summarizes approved methods of implementing agency policies and procedures and provides details for daily operations of the program that is available to all employees.

E. The governing authority or agency administrator shall annually review the operations manual and update when necessary.

F. The administrator or designated agency staff shall monitor implementation of policies and procedures set forth in the operations manual through a review that occurs at least every 12 months.

G. There shall be a written policy that persons connected with the agency shall not use their official position to secure privileges or advantages for themselves.

H. Any community residential program operated exclusively by the Department of Corrections shall have a written policy to ensure that it conforms to governmental statutes and regulations relating to campaigning, lobbying and political practices.

I. The agency shall have a current organizational chart that accurately reflects the structure of authority and accountability within the agency.

J. Agency staff shall identify and document the agency's tax status with the Internal Revenue Service.

K. The agency shall have by-laws, approved by the governing authority, which shall be filed with the appropriate local, state or federal body.

L. The agency by-laws for the governing authority shall include:

1. Membership;

2. Size of the governing authority;

3. Method of selection;

4. Terms of office;

5. Duties and responsibilities of officers;

6. Times authority will meet;

7. Committees;

8. Quorums;

9. Parliamentary procedures;

10. Recording of minutes;

11. Method of amending by-laws;

12. Conflict of interest provisions; and

13. Specification of the relationship of the agency administrator to the governing authority.

M. A permanent record shall be kept of all meeting minutes of the governing authority.

Statutory Authority

§ 53.1-5 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR230-30-004:1 § 2.1, eff. July 1, 1993; amended, Volume 16, Issue 24, eff. September 17, 2000; Volume 25, Issue 03, eff. November 15, 2008.

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