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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

6VAC35-101-890. Staff supervision of residents.

A. Staff shall provide 24-hour awake supervision seven days a week.

B. No member of the direct care staff shall be on duty and responsible for the direct care of residents for more than six consecutive days without a rest day, except in an emergency. For the purpose of this section, rest day shall mean a period of not less than 24 consecutive hours during which a staff person has no responsibility to perform duties related to the operation of a detention center. Such duties shall include participation in any training that is required by (i) this chapter, (ii) the employee's job duties, or (iii) the employee's supervisor.

C. Direct care staff shall have an average of at least two rest days per week in any four-week period.

D. Direct care staff shall not be on duty more than 16 consecutive hours except in an emergency.

E. When both males and females are housed in the same living unit at least one male and one female staff member shall be actively supervising at all times.

F. Staff shall always be in plain view of another staff person when entering an area occupied by residents of the opposite sex.

G. Staff shall regulate the movement of residents within the detention center in accordance with written procedures.

H. Written procedures shall be implemented governing the transportation of residents outside the detention center and from one jurisdiction to another.

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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