Regulations

Promulgated by the State Board of Juvenile Justice and Administered by the Department of Juvenile Justice. The following regulations are contained in the Virginia Administrative Code. The links connect to the Virginia Legislative Information System where the actual content of the regulations may be found.

Official text of regulations currently in effect can be found at:
http://law.lis.virginia.gov/admincode/title6/agency35/

Regulations in Development can be found at:
http://townhall.virginia.gov/L/NowInProgress.cfm?BoardID=44

Public Participation Guidelines 6 VAC 35-11 [Current official text]

These Guidelines are designed to provide consistent, written procedures that will ensure input from interested parties during the development, review, and final stages of the regulatory process.

Regulation Governing the Monitoring, Approval, and Certification of Juvenile Justice Programs and Facilities 6 VAC 35-20 [Current official text]

This regulation sets forth the process by which the Department and the Board of Juvenile Justice will assess compliance with operating standards and approve residential and non-residential programs to operate in the Commonwealth's juvenile justice system.

Regulation Governing State Reimbursement of Local Juvenile Residential Facility Costs 6 VAC 35-30 [Current official text]

This regulation sets forth the process by which the Department and the Board of Juvenile Justice will approve the Commonwealth's reimbursement of a portion of a locality's cost of constructing a juvenile residential facility.

Regulation Governing Juvenile Group Homes and Halfway Houses 6 VAC 35-41 [Current official text]

This regulation establishes minimum standards for juvenile group homes and halfway houses in the Commonwealth's juvenile justice system, covering program operations, health care, personnel, and facility safety and physical environment.

Minimum Standards for Virginia Delinquency Prevention and Youth Development Act Grant Programs 6 VAC 35-60 [Current official text]

This regulation addresses the responsibilities and administration of Youth Services Citizen Boards, and also sets minimum standards for the administration of Offices on Youth, addressing community needs assessments, planning, personnel and operations, fiscal management, and program monitoring and evaluation.

Regulation Governing Juvenile Correctional Centers 6 VAC 35-71 [Current official text]

This regulation establishes minimum standards for juvenile correctional centers in the Commonwealth's juvenile justice system, covering program operations, health care, personnel, and facility safety and physical environment.

Regulation Governing Juvenile Secure Detention Centers 6 VAC 35-101 [Current official text]

This regulation establishes minimum standards for juvenile secure detention centers in the Commonwealth's juvenile justice system, covering program operations, health care, personnel, and facility safety and physical environment. It sets additional standards for postdispositional detention programs operated in juvenile secure detention centers.

Regulation for Nonresidential Services 6 VAC 35-150 [Current official text]

This regulation establishes minimum standards for the operation of locally and state-operated court service units and for non-residential programs available to the juvenile and domestic relations district court, including those funded through the Virginia Juvenile Community Crime Control Act (VJCCCA).

Regulations Governing Juvenile Record Information and the Virginia Juvenile Justice Information System 6 VAC 35-160 [Current official text]

The regulation establishes standards governing the form and content of juvenile record information submitted to the Virginia Juvenile Justice Information System, ensuring the integrity of the data, protecting the confidentiality of the juvenile record information, and governing the security and dissemination of information in accordance with law.

Minimum Standards for Research Involving Human Subjects or Records of the Department of Juvenile Justice 6 VAC 35-170 [Current official text]

The regulation establishes a process for reviewing and approving research proposals involving human subjects to effectuate the provisions of Chapter 5.1 (Section 32.1-162.16 et seq.) of Title 32.1 for human research.

Regulations Governing Mental Health Services Transition Plans for Incarcerated Juveniles 6 VAC 35-180 [Current official text]

The regulation governs the planning and delivery of post-release mental health, substance abuse, or other therapeutic services to incarcerated juveniles as they transition back into their communities.

Regulations Governing Juvenile Work Release Programs 6 VAC 35-190 [Current official text]

This regulation sets forth the standards by which the Department may operate work release programs whereby committed juveniles (i) may be employed by private individuals, corporations, or state agencies at places of business; or (ii) may attend educational or other related community activity programs outside of a juvenile correctional facility.

Contact Info

Deron Phipps
Policy & Planning Director
(804) 588-3878
Deron.Phipps@djj.virginia.gov