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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 6. Criminal Justice And Corrections
Agency 35. Department (Board) of Juvenile Justice
Chapter 210. Compulsory Minimum Training Standards for Direct Care and Security Employees in Juvenile Correctional Centers

6VAC35-210-10. Definitions.

The following words and terms when used in this chapter shall have the following meanings unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:

"Board" means the Board of Juvenile Justice.

"Department" means the Department of Juvenile Justice.

"Direct care employee" means an employee whose primary job responsibilities are (i) maintaining the safety, care, and well-being of residents; (ii) implementing the structured program of care and the behavior management program; and (iii) maintaining the security of the facility. For purposes of this chapter, the term "direct care employee" shall include a security employee assigned, either on a primary or as-needed basis, to perform the duties of clauses (i), (ii), and (iii) of this definition and who is required to receive initial and annual training in these areas in order to carry out the responsibilities in clauses (i), (ii), and (iii) of this definition.

"Director" means the director of the department.

"Juvenile correctional center" means a public or private facility operated by or under contract with the department where care is provided to residents under the direct care of the department 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

"Mechanical restraint" means an approved mechanical device that involuntarily restricts the freedom of movement or voluntary functioning of a limb or portion of an individual's body as a means of controlling his physical activities when the individual being restricted does not have the ability to remove the device.

"Mechanical restraint chair" means an approved chair used to restrict the freedom of movement or voluntary functioning of a portion of an individual's body as a means of controlling the individual's physical activities while seated and either stationary or being transported.

"Protective device" means an approved device placed on a portion of a resident's body to protect the resident or staff from injury.

"Security employee" means an employee who is responsible for maintaining the safety, care, and well-being of residents and the safety and security of the facility.

Statutory Authority

§ 66-10 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 38, Issue 12, eff. March 18, 2022.

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