Administrative Code

Virginia Administrative Code
1/24/2022

Article 2. Alternative Day Treatment and Structured Day Programs

6VAC35-150-200. Safety and security procedures.

In accordance with approved procedures, the unit shall implement:

1. Safety and security practices for the office environment to include at least fire, bomb threat, natural disasters, and hostage and medical emergency situations;

2. Safety and security practices for staff making field visits to juveniles and their families; and

3. Training on appropriate crisis prevention and intervention techniques for the office and the field that staff may use to respond to behavior that poses a risk to the safety of themselves or others.

Statutory Authority

§§ 16.1-233, 16.1-309.9 and 66-10 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 14, Issue 2, eff. November 12, 1997; amended, Virginia Register Volume 18, Issue 24, eff. October 1, 2002; amended, Volume 27, Issue 12, eff. July 1, 2011.

6VAC35-150-210. Physical force.

A. Physical force shall be used only as a last resort and shall never be used as punishment. Staff shall use only the minimum force deemed reasonable and necessary to eliminate the imminent risk to the safety of themselves or others.

B. Each use of physical force shall be reported in writing to the CSU director, who shall ensure that all reportable incidents are further reported in accordance with the department's procedures for reporting serious incidents.

Statutory Authority

§§ 16.1-233, 16.1-309.9 and 66-10 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 14, Issue 2, eff. November 12, 1997; amended, Virginia Register Volume 18, Issue 24, eff. October 1, 2002; amended, Volume 27, Issue 12, eff. July 1, 2011.

6VAC35-150-220. Searches.

Searches of an individual's person and immediate area may be conducted only in accordance with approved procedures, with all applicable state and federal statutes and regulations, and with the Virginia and United States constitutions. Only staff who have received training approved by the department shall conduct searches.

Statutory Authority

§§ 16.1-233, 16.1-309.9 and 66-10 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 14, Issue 2, eff. November 12, 1997; amended, Virginia Register Volume 18, Issue 24, eff. October 1, 2002; amended, Volume 27, Issue 12, eff. July 1, 2011.

6VAC35-150-230. Weapons.

A. A probation officer may obtain authorization to carry a weapon as provided by § 16.1-237 of the Code of Virginia only in accordance with approved procedures that require at least: (i) firearms safety training, (ii) a psychological or mental health assessment, (iii) approval by the CSU director, and (iv) approval by the unit director's supervisor.

B. All CSU staff authorized to carry weapons shall have received training and retraining, in accordance with approved procedures, which shall include the limited circumstances when weapons may be carried and used as required by law and liability insurance coverage.

Statutory Authority

§§ 16.1-233, 16.1-309.9 and 66-10 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 14, Issue 2, eff. November 12, 1997; amended, Virginia Register Volume 18, Issue 24, eff. October 1, 2002; amended, Volume 27, Issue 12, eff. July 1, 2011.

6VAC35-150-240. Arrest of juvenile by staff.

Probation officers shall exercise their arrest powers in accordance with approved procedures.

Statutory Authority

§§ 16.1-233, 16.1-309.9 and 66-10 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 14, Issue 2, eff. November 12, 1997; amended, Virginia Register Volume 18, Issue 24, eff. October 1, 2002; amended, Volume 27, Issue 12, eff. July 1, 2011.

6VAC35-150-250. Absconders.

Unit staff shall cooperate with department personnel and state and local law-enforcement authorities to help locate and recover juveniles who violate the conditions of their probation or parole supervision and upon whom a detention order has been issued or who escape or run away from a juvenile correctional center, detention home, or other juvenile placement.

Statutory Authority

§§ 16.1-233, 16.1-309.9 and 66-10 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 14, Issue 2, eff. November 12, 1997; amended, Virginia Register Volume 18, Issue 24, eff. October 1, 2002; amended, Volume 27, Issue 12, eff. July 1, 2011.

6VAC35-150-260. Transportation of detained juveniles.

Detained juveniles shall be transported in accord with "Guidelines for Transporting Juveniles in Detention" (September 2004) issued by the board in accord with § 16.1-254 of the Code of Virginia.

Statutory Authority

§§ 16.1-233, 16.1-309.9 and 66-10 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 14, Issue 2, eff. November 12, 1997; amended, Virginia Register Volume 18, Issue 24, eff. October 1, 2002; amended, Volume 27, Issue 12, eff. July 1, 2011.

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