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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 6. Criminal Justice And Corrections
Agency 35. Department (Board) of Juvenile Justice
Chapter 71. Regulation Governing Juvenile Correctional Centers

6VAC35-71-720. Release.

A. Residents shall be released from a JCC in accordance with written procedure.

B. The case record of each resident serving an indeterminate commitment, who is not released pursuant to a court order, shall contain the following:

1. A discharge plan developed in accordance with written procedures;

2. Documentation that the release was discussed with the parent or legal guardian, if applicable and appropriate, the court services unit, and the resident; and

3. As soon as possible, but no later than 30 days after release, a comprehensive release summary placed in the resident's record and sent to the persons or agency that made the placement. The release summary shall review:

a. Services provided to the resident;

b. The resident's progress toward meeting service plan objectives;

c. The resident's continuing needs and recommendations, if any, for further services and care;

d. The names of persons to whom resident was released;

e. Dates of admission and release; and

f. Date the release summary was prepared and the identification of the person preparing it.

C. The case record of each resident serving a determinate commitment or released pursuant to an order of a court shall contain a copy of the court order.

D. As appropriate and applicable, information concerning current medications, need for continuing therapeutic interventions, educational status, and other items important to the resident's continuing care shall be provided to the legal guardian or legally authorized representative, as appropriate and applicable.

E. Upon discharge, the (i) date of discharge and (ii) the name of the person to whom the resident was discharged, if applicable, shall be documented in the case record.

Statutory Authority

§§ 16.1-309.9, 66-10, and 66-25.1 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

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

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