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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 6. Criminal Justice And Corrections
Agency 35. Department (Board) of Juvenile Justice
Chapter 150. Regulation for Nonresidential Services

6VAC35-150-430. Program and service provider requirements.

A. Each program and service provider shall have a written statement of its:

1. Purpose;

2. Population served;

3. Criteria for admission;

4. Criteria for measuring a juvenile's progress;

5. Supervision or treatment objectives;

6. Intake and acceptance procedures, including whether a social history or diagnostic testing is required;

7. General rules of juvenile conduct and the behavior management system with specific expectations for behavior and appropriate incentives and sanctions, which shall be made available to juveniles and parents upon acceptance into the program;

8. Criteria and procedures for terminating services, including terminations prior to the juvenile's successful completion of the program;

9. Methods and criteria for evaluating program or service effectiveness;

10. Drug-free workplace policy; and

11. Procedures regarding contacts with the news media.

B. The department administration shall be notified in writing of any plan to change any of the elements listed in subsection A of this section.

C. Each program or service provider shall conduct background checks in accordance with 6VAC35-150-80, or ensure that such background checks are conducted, on all individuals who provide services to juveniles under the contract as required by subsection A of 6VAC35-150-80;

D. Those programs and service providers providing crisis intervention services, including, but not limited to, outreach detention, mental health counseling or treatment, and home-based counseling services, shall provide for responding 24 hours a day to a juvenile's crisis and shall provide notification to all juveniles in writing on how to access these services at any time.

Statutory Authority

§§ 16.1-233, 16.1-309.9 and 66-10 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 14, Issue 2, eff. November 12, 1997; amended, Virginia Register Volume 18, Issue 24, eff. October 1, 2002; amended, Volume 27, Issue 12, eff. July 1, 2011.

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