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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 6. Criminal Justice And Corrections
Agency 35. Department (Board) of Juvenile Justice
Chapter 60. Minimum Standards for Virginia Delinquency Prevention and Youth Development Act Grant Programs

6VAC35-60-10. Definitions.

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

"Alternative day treatment" or "structured day programs" means nonresidential programs that provide services, which may include counseling, supervision, recreation, and education to referred juveniles at a central facility.

"Annual grant programs update" means a written plan submitted annually to the director of the department by recipients of grant funding requesting renewal of the grant funding and detailing the status of youth services provided in accordance with the Biennial Comprehensive Plan. The annual grant programs update shall include an inventory of youth and parenting related services and programs available in the locality and shall incorporate revisions or modifications of the locality's comprehensive plan as deemed necessary by the youth needs assessment.

"Background check" means steps taken to ascertain whether various records on a person include criminal acts or other circumstances that would be detrimental to juveniles or their families or to the integrity of a program, in addition to a driving record check where applicable to job function.

"Biennial Comprehensive Plan" means a written plan covering two fiscal years and coinciding with the Commonwealth's biennial budget cycle and appropriations plan that sets forth measurable goals and objectives for developing, coordinating, and evaluating youth services. The biennial plan shall be based on an assessment of the community's needs and resources and updated annually, as needed.

"Counseling" means the planned use of interpersonal relationships to promote behavioral change or social adjustment.

"Department" means the Department of Juvenile Justice.

"Direct service programs or services" means programs or services in which Office on Youth staff, assigned Youth Services Citizen Board members, or Office on Youth volunteers, are the primary providers of a service involving ongoing person-to-person contact with youth or families.

"Individual service or contact plan" means a written plan of action developed, updated as needed, and modified at intervals to meet the needs of a juvenile or adult. It specifies measurable short-term and long-term goals, the objectives, strategies, and time frames for reaching the goals, and the individuals responsible for carrying out the plan.

"Local governing body" means a city board, commission, or council or other body by whatever name it may be known, in which the general legislative powers of the city or town are vested or a county board of supervisors.

"Locality" means the city, county, town, or combination thereof served by an Office on Youth.

"Monitoring review" means the written report completed by designated department personnel based on an on-site review of the progress made toward goals and objectives identified in the Office on Youth's Biennial Comprehensive Plan.

"Office on Youth" means the staff and the place of business of the staff of the local entity funded by the authority of the Delinquency Prevention and Youth Development Act (Chapter 3 (§ 66-26 et seq.) of Title 66 of the Code of Virginia).

"Sponsoring locality" means the locality that is the fiscal agent or administrator of the grant.

"Supervision" means visiting or making other contact with or about, or providing treatment, rehabilitation, or services to a juvenile as required by the court, by an intake officer, for parole purposes, or by a designated referral source.

"Time-out" means a systematic behavior management technique designed to reduce or eliminate inappropriate behavior by temporarily removing a juvenile from contact with people or other reinforcing stimuli.

"Volunteer" or "intern" means any individual or group who of their own free will and without any financial gain provides goods or services without compensation.

"Youth needs assessment" means an objective assessment of the community's youth development and delinquency prevention needs and resources.

"Youth Services Citizen Board" means the board appointed by the locality's governing body in accordance with § 66-34 of the Code of Virginia.

Statutory Authority

§§ 66-10 and 66-28 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR690-40-005 § 1.1, eff. July 1, 1990; amended, Virginia Register Volume 14, Issue 3, eff. November 26, 1997; Volume 18, Issue 25, eff. November 1, 2002; Volume 27, Issue 24, eff. October 1, 2011.

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