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§ 1353. Orientation.


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 § 1353
§ 1353. Orientation.
The facility administrator shall develop and implement written policies and procedures to orient a youth prior to placement in a living area. Both written and verbal information shall be provided and supplemented with video orientation if feasible. Provision shall be made to provide accessible orientation information to all detained youth including those with disabilities, limited literacy, or English language learners. Orientation shall include information that addresses:
(a) facility rules including contraband and searches and disciplinary procedures;
(b) facility's system of positive behavior interventions and supports, including behavior expectations, incentives that youth will receive for complying with facility rules, and consequences that may result when youth violate the rules of the facility;
(c) age appropriate information that explains the facility's policy prohibiting sexual abuse and sexual harassment and how to report incidents or suspicions of sexual abuse or sexual harassment;
(d) identification of key staff and their roles;
(e) the existence of the grievance procedure, the steps that must be taken to use it, the youth's right to be free of retaliation for reporting a grievance, and the name of the person or position designated to resolve the issue;
(f) access to legal services and information on the court process;
(g) access to routine and emergency health and mental health care;
(h) access to education, religious services, and recreational activities;
(i) housing assignments;
(j) opportunity for personal hygiene and daily showers including the availability of personal care items;
(k) rules and access to correspondence, visits and telephone use;
(l) availability of reading materials, programming, and other activities;
(m) facility policies on the use of force, use of restraints, chemical agents and room confinement;
(n) immigration legal services;
(o) emergencies including evacuation procedures;
(p) non-discrimination policy and the right to be free from physical, verbal or sexual abuse and harassment by other youth and staff;
(q) availability of services and programs in a language other than English if appropriate;
(r) the process for requesting different housing, education, programming and work assignments;
(s) a process for which parents/guardians receive information regarding the youth's stay in the facility that at a minimum includes answers to frequently asked questions and provides contact information for the facility, medical, school and mental health; and,
(t) a process by which youth may request access to Title 15 Minimum Standards for Juvenile Facilities.
Note: Authority cited: Sections 210 and 885, Welfare and Institutions Code. Reference: Section 209, Welfare and Institutions Code.
1. New section filed 3-6-97; operative 4-5-97 (Register 97, No. 10).
2. Amendment of subsections (i) and (j) and new subsection (k) filed 1-11-2001; operative 2-10-2001 (Register 2001, No. 2).
3. New subsections (e)-(h) and subsection relettering filed 6-18-2007; operative 7-18-2007 (Register 2007, No. 25).
4. Amendment of first paragraph and subsections (n)-(o), new subsection (p) and amendment of Note filed 12-2-2013; operative 4-1-2014 (Register 2013, No. 49).
5. Amendment 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 § 1353, 15 CA ADC § 1353
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