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§ 1350.5. Screening for the Risk of Sexual Abuse.


Barclays Official California Code of Regulations Currentness
Title 15. Crime Prevention and Corrections
Division 1. Board of State and Community Corrections
Chapter 1. Board of State and Community Corrections
Subchapter 5. Minimum Standards for Juvenile Facilities
Article 5. Classification and Segregation
15 CCR § 1350.5
§ 1350.5. Screening for the Risk of Sexual Abuse.
The facility administrator shall develop and implement written policies and procedures to reduce the risk of sexual abuse by or upon youth. The policy shall require facility staff to assess each youth within 72 hours of admission based on the following information:
(a) Prior sexual victimization or abusiveness;
(b) Gender nonconforming appearance or manner; or identification as lesbian, gay or bisexual, transgender, queer or intersex, and whether the youth may, therefore, be vulnerable to sexual abuse;
(c) Current charges and offense history;
(d) Age;
(e) Level of emotional and cognitive development;
(f) Physical size and stature;
(g) Mental illness or mental disabilities;
(h) Intellectual or developmental disabilities;
(i) Physical disabilities;
(j) The youth's perception of vulnerability; and,
(k) Any other specific information about the individual youth that may indicate heightened needs for supervision, additional safety precautions, or separation from certain other youth.
Staff shall ascertain this information through conversations with the youth during the admittance process, medical and behavioral health screenings; during classification assessments; and by reviewing court records, case files, facility behavioral records, and other relevant documentation from the youth's files.
The facility administrator shall implement appropriate controls on the dissemination of information within the facility relative to responses received pursuant to this assessment in order to ensure that sensitive information is not exploited to the youth's detriment by staff or other youth.
Note: Authority cited: Sections 210 and 885, Welfare and Institutions Code. Reference: Section 209, Welfare and Institutions Code.
1. New section filed 11-14-2018; operative 1-1-2019 (Register 2018, No. 46).
This database is current through 7/22/22 Register 2022, No. 29
15 CCR § 1350.5, 15 CA ADC § 1350.5
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