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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 6. Criminal Justice And Corrections
Agency 35. Department (Board) of Juvenile Justice
Chapter 180. Regulations Governing Mental Health Services Transition Plans for Incarcerated Juveniles
10/1/2022

6VAC35-180-20. Purpose and goal.

A. This chapter is intended to ensure the planning and provision of postrelease services addressing the mental health, substance abuse, or other therapeutic treatment needs of incarcerated residents as they transition back into their communities. The goal is to ensure implementation and continuity of necessary treatment and services in order to improve short- and long-term outcomes for juvenile offenders with significant needs in these areas. Services should be provided in the least restrictive setting consistent with public safety and the resident's treatment needs. The plan shall address the resident's need for and ability to access medication, medical insurance, disability benefits, mental health services, and funding necessary to meet the resident's treatment needs.

B. This chapter is intended to be applied in conjunction with other relevant regulations of agencies of the Commonwealth (e.g., 6VAC35-150, Standards for Nonresidential Services Available to Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Courts; 6VAC35-140, Standards for Juvenile Residential Facilities; 22VAC42-11, Standards for Interdepartmental Regulation of Children's Residential Facilities; and 8VAC20-660, Regulations Governing the Reenrollment of Students Committed to the Department of Juvenile Justice).

Statutory Authority

§§ 16.1-293.1 and 66-10 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 24, Issue 5, eff. January 1, 2008.

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