Administrative Code

Virginia Administrative Code
1/23/2022

Part X. Boot Camps

6VAC35-71-1230. Definition of boot camp.

For the purpose of this chapter, a boot camp shall mean a short-term secure or nonsecure juvenile residential program that includes aspects of basic military training, such as drill and ceremony. Such programs utilize a form of military-style discipline whereby employees are authorized to respond to minor institutional offenses, at the moment they notice the institutional offenses being committed, by imposing immediate sanctions that may require the performance of some physical activity, such as pushups or some other sanction, as provided for in the program's written procedures.

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.

6VAC35-71-1240. Staff physical and psychological qualifications.

The boot camp shall include in the qualifications for staff positions a statement of:

1. The physical fitness level requirements for each staff position; and

2. Any psychological assessment or evaluation required prior to employment.

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.

6VAC35-71-1250. Residents' physical qualifications.

The boot camp shall have written procedures that govern:

1. Admission, including a required written statement from a physician that the resident meets the American Pediatric Society's guidelines to participate in contact sports and from a licensed mental health professional that the resident is an appropriate candidate for a boot camp program; and

2. Discharge should a resident be physically unable to keep up with the program.

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.

6VAC35-71-1260. Residents' nonparticipation.

The boot camp shall have written procedures approved by the department for dealing with residents who are not complying with boot camp program requirements.

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.

6VAC35-71-1270. Program description.

The boot camp shall have a written program description that states:

1. How residents' physical training, work assignment, education and vocational training, and treatment program participation will be interrelated;

2. The length of the boot camp program and the kind and duration of treatment and supervision that will be provided upon the resident's release from the residential program;

3. Whether residents will be cycled through the program individually or in platoons; and

4. The program's incentives and sanctions, including whether military or correctional discipline will be used. If military style discipline is used, written procedures shall specify what summary punishments are permitted.

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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