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[REPEALED] Standards for Juvenile Residential Facilities [6 VAC 35 ‑ 140]
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Chapter Information
Description This regulation establishes minimum standards for residential facilities in the Commonwealth's juvenile justice system, covering program operations, health care, personnel, and facility safety and physical environment. It sets additional standards for secure custody facilties, boot camps, work camps, juvenile industries, and independent living programs. This regulation replaces five separate regulations governing secure detention homes, postdispositional confinement in secure detention, predispositional and postdispositional group homes, and juvenile correctional centers.
State Authority Code of Virginia Sections ,16.1-309.9 ,66-10 and and 66-25.1
Federal Authority Not applicable.
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 1. to protect the citizens of the Commonwealth by confining delinquent juveniles who pose a threat to the public safety;
2. to provide a safe and secure environment for confined juveniles in which treatment and rehabilitative programming can be delivered;
3. to provide appropriate due process protections to confined juveniles.
Meetings See all meetings (5) relating to this chapter.

Contact Information
Name / Title: Deron Phipps  / Regulatory Coordinator
Address: Dept of Juvenile Justice
PO Box 1110
Richmond, VA 23218-1110
Email Address: Deron.Phipps@djj.virginia.gov
Telephone: (804)786-6407    FAX: (804)371-0773    TDD: ()-
Current Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
None

Past Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Repeal the Standards for Juvenile Residential Facilities (6VAC35-140) Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 02/13/2015.
Comprehensively reviews & combines all regulations governing juvenile secure detention centers Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 01/01/2014.
Combines & comprehensively reviews all regulations governing juvenile group homes & halfway houses Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 01/01/2014.
CH 0140 (6VAC35-140-46) Standards for Juvenile Residential Facilities - Staffing Pattern Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 12/12/2008.
Amend the regulation to provide standards for post-dispositional detention in accordance with the 2000 Appropriations Act, item 476.A.3. Also, to reinstate certain historical standards that conform closely to nationally accepted standards. Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 07/01/2005.

Past Periodic Reviews
Date Filed Status
8/28/2000 Amend