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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 6. Criminal Justice And Corrections
Agency 35. Department (Board) of Juvenile Justice
Chapter 41. Regulation Governing Juvenile Group Homes and Halfway Houses

6VAC35-41-1010. Wilderness program.

A. The provider must obtain approval by the board prior to operating a primitive camping program.

B. Any wilderness program must meet the following conditions: (i) maintain a nonpunitive environment; (ii) have an experience curriculum; (iii) accept residents only nine years of age or older who cannot presently function at home, in school, or in the community.

C. Any wilderness work program or wilderness work camp program shall have a written program description covering:

1. Its intended resident population;

2. How work assignments, education, vocational training, and treatment will be interrelated;

3. The length of the program;

4. The type and duration of treatment and supervision to be provided upon release or discharge; and

5. The program's behavioral expectations, incentives, and sanctions.

Statutory Authority

§§ 16.1-309.9, 66-10, and 66-24 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 29, Issue 25, eff. January 1, 2014.

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