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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

6VAC35-71-745. Behavior management.

A. Each JCC shall implement a behavior management program approved by the director or designee. Behavior management shall mean those principles and methods employed to help a resident achieve positive behavior and to address and correct a resident's inappropriate behavior in a constructive and safe manner in accordance with written procedures governing program expectations, treatment goals, resident and staff safety and security, and the resident's individual service plan.

B. Written procedures governing this program shall provide the following:

1. List the behavioral expectations for the resident;

2. Define and list techniques that are used and available for use;

3. Specify the staff members who may authorize the use of each technique;

4. Specify the processes for implementing; and

5. Means of documenting and monitoring of the program's implementation.

C. When substantive revisions are made to the behavior management program, written information concerning the revisions shall be provided to the residents and direct care staff prior to implementation.

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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