2006 Code of Virginia § 66-13 - Authority of Department as to juveniles committed to it; establishment of facilities; arrangements ...

66-13. Authority of Department as to juveniles committed to it;establishment of facilities; arrangements for temporary care.

A. The Department is authorized and empowered to receive juveniles committedto it by the courts of the Commonwealth. The Department shall establish,staff and maintain facilities for the rehabilitation, training andconfinement of such juveniles. The Department may make arrangements withsatisfactory persons, institutions or agencies, or with cities or countiesmaintaining places of detention for juveniles, for the temporary care of suchjuveniles.

B. In accordance with the Juvenile Corrections Private Management Act,Chapter 2.1 ( 66-25.3 et seq.) of this title, the Department may establish,or contract with private entities, political subdivisions or commissions toestablish, juvenile boot camps. The Board shall prescribe standards for thedevelopment, implementation and operation of the boot camps with highlystructured components including, but not limited to, military style drill andceremony, physical labor, education and rigid discipline and no less than sixmonths of intensive aftercare. The Department of Correctional Education shallestablish, staff, and maintain educational programs for such juveniles inaccordance with Chapter 18 ( 22.1-339 et seq.) of Title 22.1. A contract toexpend state funds to establish a facility for a juvenile boot camp shall notbe executed by the Department unless an appropriation has been expresslyapproved as is otherwise provided by law.

C. The Department may by mutual agreement with a locality or localities and,pursuant to standards promulgated pursuant to 16.1-309.9, establishdetention homes for use by a locality or localities for pre-trial andpost-dispositional detention pursuant to 16.1-248.1 and 16.1-284.1. TheDepartment may collect by mutual agreement with a locality or localities andfrom any locality of this Commonwealth from which a juvenile is placed insuch a detention home, the reasonable cost of maintaining such juvenile insuch facility and a portion of the cost of construction of such facility.Such agreements shall be subject to approval by the General Assembly in thegeneral appropriation act.

D. The Department shall collect data pertaining to the demographiccharacteristics of juveniles incarcerated in state juvenile correctionalinstitutions, including, but not limited to, the race or ethnicity, age, andgender of such persons, and the types of and extent to which health-relatedproblems are prevalent among such persons. Beginning July 1, 1997, such datashall be collected, tabulated quarterly, and reported by the Director to theGovernor and the General Assembly at each regular session of the GeneralAssembly thereafter.

(Code 1950, 53-324, 53-330, 63-291, 63-366, 63-367, 63-368, 63-369,63.1-239, 63.1-245; 1950, p. 33; 1954, c. 262; 1956, cc. 127, 287; 1962, c.437; 1968, c. 578; 1974, cc. 44, 45; 1975, c. 178; 1981, c. 487; 1982, c.636, 53.1-237; 1989, c. 733; 1991, c. 534; 1996, cc. 755, 914; 1997, c.894.)

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