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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 6. Criminal Justice And Corrections
Agency 35. Department (Board) of Juvenile Justice
Chapter 101. Regulation Governing Juvenile Secure Detention Centers

6VAC35-101-1180. Placements in postdispositional detention programs.

A. A detention center that accepts placements in a postdispositional detention program shall have written procedure ensuring reasonable utilization of the detention center for both predispositional detention and the postdispositional detention program. This procedure shall provide for a process to ensure that the postdispositional detention program does not cause the detention center to exceed its rated capacity.

B. When a court orders a resident detained in a postdispositional detention program, the detention center shall:

1. Obtain from the court service unit a copy of the court order, the resident's most recent social history, and any other written information considered by the court during the sentencing hearing; and

2. Develop a written plan with the court service unit within five business days to enable such residents to take part in one or more locally available treatment programs appropriate for their rehabilitation that may be provided in the community or at the detention center.

C. When a detention center accepts placements in a postdispositional detention program, the detention center shall:

1. Provide programs or services for the residents in the postdispositional detention program that are not routinely available to predispositionally detained residents. This requirement shall not prohibit residents in the postdispositional detention program from participating in predispositional services or any other available programs; and

2. Establish a schedule clearly identifying the times and locations of programs and services available to residents in the postdispositional detention program.

D. Upon the receipt of (i) a referral of the probation officer of a potential resident who meets the prerequisite criteria for placement provided in § 16.1-284.1 of the Code of Virginia or (ii) an order of the court, the detention center shall conduct the statutorily required assessment as to whether a resident is an appropriate candidate for placement in a postdispositional detention program. The assessment shall assess the resident's need for services using a process that is outlined in writing, approved by the department, and agreed to by both the facility administrator and the director of the court service unit. Based on these identified needs, the assessment shall indicate the appropriateness of the postdispositional detention program for the resident's rehabilitation.

E. When programs or services are not available in the detention center, a resident in a postdispositional detention program may be considered for temporary release from the detention center to access such programs or services in the community.

1. Prior to any such temporary release, both the detention center and the court service unit shall agree in writing as to the suitability of the resident to be temporarily released for this purpose.

2. Residents who present a significant risk to themselves or others shall not be considered suitable candidates for participation in programs or services outside the detention center or for paid employment outside the detention center. Such residents may participate in programs or services within the detention center, as applicable, appropriate, and available.

Statutory Authority

§§ 16.1-309.9, 16.1-322.7, and 66-10 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 29, Issue 25, eff. January 1, 2014.

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