Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Juvenile Justice
Department (Board) of Juvenile Justice
Regulations Governing Juvenile Work Release Programs [6 VAC 35 ‑ 190]
Guidance Documents
Chapter Information
Description This new regulation, mandated by Chapter 648 of the 2005 Acts of the General Assembly, sets forth the rules and criteria 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. Chapter 648 requires the Department to provide juveniles committed to the Department with opportunities to work and participate in career training or technical education programs as operated by DJJ or by the Department of Correctional Education (DCE) and sets forth requirements to be included in the regulation, including eligibility for work release, compensation, custody, and penalties for violating the terms of work release.
State Authority Emergency regulation is mandated by Chapter 648 of the 2005 Acts of the General Assembly,
Federal Authority NA
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 None entered

Contact Information
Name / Title: Kristen Peterson  / Regulatory Coordinator
Address: P.O. Box 1110
Richmond, VA 23218-1110
Email Address:
Telephone: (804)773-0180    FAX: (804)371-6497    TDD: ()-
Current Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status

Past Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Establish Emergency Regulations Governing Juvenile Work and Educational Release Programs and initiate process for promulgating permanent regulations. Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 11/01/2007.

Periodic Reviews
Last Activity Status
5/22/2019 Agency Completed Amend
6/26/2015 Agency Completed Retain As Is