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Regulation Governing Juvenile Secure Detention Centers [6 VAC 35 ‑ 101]
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Chapter Information
Description This regulation will contain the minimum standards for juvenile secure detention centers covering program operations, health care, personnel, facility safety, physical environment, and post-dispositional detention programs. The current requirements for these facilities are contained in 6VAC35-51 and 6VAC35-140. This regulation will incorporate those provisions deemed appropriate and necessary after a comprehensive review.
State Authority Sections 16.1-322.7 and 66-10 of the Code of Virginia of the Code of Virginia.
Federal Authority None.
Exempt from APA No, changes to this chapter are subject to the Administrative Process Act and the standard executive branch review process.
Text of Regulation Link to Virginia Administrative Code
Goals of Regulation To review existing regulatory requirements applicable to juvenile secure detention centers and combine in a single document all regulatory provisions currently contained in 6VAC35-51 and 6VAC35-140 deemed appropriate and necessary after a comprehensive review. The regulation will be reviewed and modifications proposed to ensure that it most effectively and efficiently supports its statutory purpose.

Contact Information
Name / Title: Janet Van Cuyk  / Regulatory Coordinator
Address: 600 East Main Street, 20th Floor
Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address:
Telephone: (804)588-3879    FAX: (804)371-6490    TDD: ()-
Current Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Amendment to 6VAC35-101-420 Toilet Facilities to include an exemption for juvenile secure detention centers relating to toilet facilities ratios. Fast-Track Submitted to the Registrar and awaiting publication (12/14/2015).

Past Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Comprehensively reviews & combines all regulations governing juvenile secure detention centers Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 1/1/2014.

Withdrawn Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Combines in single document provisions applicable to juvenile correctional centers. -