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§ 1324. Policy and Procedures Manual.


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 3. Training, Personnel, and Management
15 CCR § 1324
§ 1324. Policy and Procedures Manual.
All facility administrators shall develop, publish, and implement a manual of written policies and procedures that address, at a minimum, all regulations that are applicable to the facility. Such a manual shall be made available to all employees, reviewed by all employees, and shall be administratively reviewed at a minimum every two years, and updated, as necessary. Those records relating to the standards and requirements set forth in these regulations shall be accessible to the Board on request.
The manual shall include:
(a) table of organization, including channels of communications and a description of job classifications;
(b) responsibility of the probation department, purpose of programs, relationship to the juvenile court, the Juvenile Justice/Delinquency Prevention Commission or Probation Committee, probation staff, school personnel and other agencies that are involved in juvenile facility programs;
(c) responsibilities of all employees;
(d) initial orientation and training program for employees;
(e) initial orientation, including safety and security issues and anti-discrimination policies, for support staff, contract employees, school, mental/behavioral health and medical staff, program providers and volunteers;
(f) maintenance of record-keeping, statistics and communication system to ensure:
(1) efficient operation of the juvenile facility;
(2) legal and proper care of youth;
(3) maintenance of individual youth's records;
(4) supply of information to the juvenile court and those authorized by the court or by the law; and,
(5) release of information regarding youth.
(g) ethical responsibilities;
(h) trauma-informed approaches;
(i) culturally responsive approaches;
(j) gender responsive approaches;
(k) a non-discrimination provision that provides that all youth within the facility shall have fair and equal access to all available services, placement, care, treatment, and benefits, and provides that no person shall be subject to discrimination or harassment on the basis of actual or perceived race, ethnic group identification, ancestry, national origin, immigration status, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, mental or physical disability, or HIV status, including restrictive housing or classification decisions based solely on any of the above mentioned categories;
(l) storage and maintenance requirements for any chemical agents related security devices, and weapons and ammunition, where applicable;
(m) establishment of procedures for collection of Medi-Cal eligibility information and enrollment of eligible youth; and,
(n) establishment of a policy that prohibits all forms of sexual abuse, sexual assault and sexual harassment. The policy shall include an approach to preventing, detecting and responding to such conduct and any retaliation for reporting such conduct, as well as a provision for reporting such conduct by youth, staff or a third party.
Note: Authority cited: Sections 210 and 885, Welfare and Institutions Code. Reference: Sections 209 and 14029.5, Welfare and Institutions Code.
1. New section filed 3-6-97; operative 4-5-97 (Register 97, No. 10).
2. Amendment of first paragraph and subsection (a) and repealer of subsections (f)-(r) filed 1-11-2001; operative 2-10-2001 (Register 2001, No. 2).
3. Amendment filed 6-23-2003; operative 7-23-2003 (Register 2003, No. 26).
4. Amendment of section filed 6-18-2007 including agency name change pursuant to Penal Code section 6024; operative 7-18-2007 (Register 2007, No. 25).
5. Amendment of section and Note filed 12-2-2013; operative 4-1-2014 (Register 2013, No. 49).
6. Amendment filed 11-14-2018; operative 1-1-2019 (Register 2018, No. 46).
This database is current through 7/29/22 Register 2022, No. 30
15 CCR § 1324, 15 CA ADC § 1324
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