Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Juvenile Justice
Department (Board) of Juvenile Justice
Compulsory Minimum Training Standards for Direct Care Employees [6 VAC 35 ‑ 210]
Guidance Documents
Chapter Information
Description This action establishes a new regulatory chapter that sets out the entry-level, in-service, and advanced training standards for direct care and security employees in juvenile correctional centers, including the volume of training hours needed, the time required to complete such training; the testing, grading, and attendance requirements for such training; and the documentation retention requirements.
State Authority ยง 66-10 (9 )
Federal Authority None entered
Exempt from APA No, changes to this chapter are subject to the Administrative Process Act.
Text of Regulation Link to Virginia Administrative Code
Goals of Regulation This new regulation is intended to carry out the legislative directives in Chapter 366 of the 2019 Acts of Assembly and Chapter 526 of the 2020 Acts of Assembly and to ensure that the training requirements for newly hired and existing direct care and security employees are clear and unambiguous.

Contact Information
Name / Title: Ken Davis  / Regulatory Affairs Coordinator
Address: 600 East Main Street, 20th Floor
Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address:
Telephone: (804)807-0486    FAX: (804)371-6497    TDD: ()-
Current Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status

Past Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Establish a new chapter setting out compulsory training standards for direct care and security staff employed in juvenile correctional centers Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 03/18/2022.