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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

6VAC35-210-40. Compulsory minimum training standards.

A. Pursuant to the provisions of subdivision 9 of § 66-10 of the Code of Virginia, the board establishes these compulsory minimum training standards.

B. Individuals hired as direct care employees or security employees shall successfully complete the following:

1. A minimum of 120 hours of department-approved initial training in accordance with 6VAC35-71-160;

2. Facility orientation in accordance with 6VAC35-71-150;

3. A minimum of 24 hours of juvenile correctional center staff observation, during which time the trainee shall not be counted in coverage for purposes of meeting the staffing ratio requirements in 6VAC35-71-830; and

4. At least 36 hours of training on a juvenile correctional center housing unit.

C. Direct care employees and security employees shall receive training by medical staff on the following topics: (i) the general care of pregnant residents; (ii) the impact of placement in restrictive housing or room confinement, body cavity searches, and restraints on pregnant residents; and (iii) the impact of restraints on fetuses.

D. Direct care employees and security employees shall complete a minimum of 40 hours of department-approved annual training in accordance with 6VAC35-71-170.

E. Advanced or specialized training shall be required only for direct care and security employees authorized to use mechanical restraints, the mechanical restraint chair, and protective devices. The department shall make other advanced or specialized training available to direct care employees and security employees as a means of enhancing job skills and competencies but shall not require direct care or security employees to complete advanced or specialized training in order to assume position responsibilities.

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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