2020 Georgia Code
Title 49 - Social Services
Chapter 4A - Department of Juvenile Justice
§ 49-4A-6. Rules and Regulations
- The board shall adopt rules and regulations for the government, operation, administration, and maintenance of juvenile detention facilities and may also adopt such other rules and regulations for the government and operation of the department as the board may deem necessary consistent with the provisions of this chapter.
- Rules and regulations adopted by the board under subsection (a) of this Code section shall recognize that a primary purpose of juvenile detention facilities is to carry out rehabilitative programs using evidence based programs or practices to the end that children housed in such facilities develop self-respect and self-reliance and acquire the necessary knowledge and skills to become good citizens who are qualified for honorable employment.
(Code 1981, §49-4A-6, enacted by Ga. L. 1992, p. 1983, § 24; Ga. L. 2013, p. 294, § 3-6/HB 242.)
The 2013 amendment, effective January 1, 2014, in the middle of subsection (a), deleted "youth development centers and other" following "maintenance of" and deleted "by the department" following "facilities"; and, in subsection (b), deleted "youth development centers and other" following "purpose of", inserted "using evidence based programs or practices" near the middle, and substituted "children housed in such facilities develop self-respect" for "children and youth housed in said centers shall develop their self-respect". See editor's note for applicability.Editor's notes.
- Ga. L. 2013, p. 294, § 5-1/HB 242, not codified by the General Assembly, provides that: "This Act shall become effective on January 1, 2014, and shall apply to all offenses which occur and juvenile proceedings commenced on and after such date. Any offense occurring before January 1, 2014, shall be governed by the statute in effect at the time of such offense and shall be considered a prior adjudication for the purpose of imposing a disposition that provides for a different penalty for subsequent adjudications, of whatever class, pursuant to this Act. The enactment of this Act shall not affect any prosecutions for acts occurring before January 1, 2014, and shall not act as an abatement of any such prosecutions."