Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Juvenile Justice
Department (Board) of Juvenile Justice

General Notice
Length-of-Stay Guidelines
Date Posted: 2/27/2006
Expiration Date: 6/8/2006
Submitted to Registrar for publication: YES
No comment forum defined for this notice.



NOTICE is hereby given that the Board of Juvenile Justice is considering modifications to its Length of Stay Guidelines for juveniles indeterminately committed to the Department of Juvenile Justice and invites comments from the public.  The Length of Stay Guidelines may be obtained from the Policy Office at the Department of Juvenile Justice, 700 E. Franklin Street (4th Floor), PO Box 1110, Richmond, Virginia 23218-1110, or by calling (804) 371-0743, or via e-mail to  The modifications are intended to update the Length of Stay Guidelines that were adopted in 2001. In addition to written public comments, the Board will allow time at its June 14, 2006, meeting to receive comments from interested persons.

§ 66-10. Powers and duties of Board.

The Board shall have the following powers and duties:

1. To develop and establish programmatic and fiscal policies governing the operation of programs and facilities for which the Department is responsible under this law.

2. To ensure the development and implementation of a long-range youth services policy.

3. To review and comment on all budgets and requests for appropriations for the Department prior to their submission to the Governor and on all applications for federal funds.

4. To monitor the activities of the Department and its effectiveness in implementing the policies of the Board.

5. To advise the Governor, Director and the General Assembly on matters relating to youth services.

6. To promulgate such regulations as may be necessary to carry out the provisions of this title and other laws of the Commonwealth administered by the Director or the Department. The Board of Juvenile Justice may adopt such Board of Corrections' regulations and standards as it may deem appropriate. If regulations and standards so adopted are not amended substantively by the Board of Juvenile Justice, such Board need not comply with the provisions of Article 2 (§ 2.2-4006 et seq.) of Chapter 40 of Title 2.2.

7. To ensure the development of programs to educate citizens and elicit public support for the activities of the Department.

8. To establish length-of-stay guidelines for juveniles indeterminately committed to the Department and to make such guidelines available for public comment.


Contact Information
Name / Title: Donald Carignan  / Reg. Coordinator
Address: 700 Centre 700 E. Franklin St., 4th Floor
Richmond, 23219
Email Address:
Telephone: (804)371-0743    FAX: (804)371-0773