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§ 1371. Programs, Recreation, and Exercise.

15 CA ADC § 1371Barclays Official California Code of Regulations

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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 6. Programs and Activities
15 CCR § 1371
§ 1371. Programs, Recreation, and Exercise.
The facility administrator shall develop and implement written policies and procedures for programs, recreation, and exercise for all youth. The intent is to minimize the amount of time youth are in their rooms or their bed area.
Juvenile facilities shall provide the opportunity for programs, recreation, and exercise a minimum of three hours a day during the week and five hours a day each Saturday, Sunday or other non-school days, of which one hour shall be an outdoor activity, weather permitting. A youth's participation in programs, recreation, and exercise may be suspended only upon a written finding by the administrator/manager or designee that a youth represents a threat to the safety and security of the facility. Such program, recreation, and exercise schedule shall be posted in the living units. There will be a written annual review of the programs, recreation, and exercise by the responsible agency to ensure content offered is current, consistent, and relevant to the population.
(a) Programs. All youth shall be provided with the opportunity for at least one hour of daily programming to include, but not be limited to, trauma focused, cognitive, evidence-based, best practice interventions that are culturally relevant and linguistically appropriate, or pro-social interventions and activities designed to reduce recidivism. These programs should be based on the youth's individual needs as required by Sections 1355 and 1356. Such programs may be provided under the direction of the Chief Probation Officer or the County Office of Education and can be administered by county partners such as mental health agencies, community based organizations, faith-based organizations or Probation staff. Programs may include but are not limited to:
(1) Cognitive Behavior Interventions;
(2) Management of Stress and Trauma;
(3) Anger Management;
(4) Conflict Resolution;
(5) Juvenile Justice System;
(6) Trauma-related interventions;
(7) Victim Awareness;
(8) Self-Improvement;
(9) Parenting Skills and support;
(10) Tolerance and Diversity;
(11) Healing Informed Approaches;
(12) Interventions by Credible Messengers;
(13) Gender Specific Programming;
(14) Art, creative writing, or self-expression;
(15) CPR and First Aid training;
(16) Restorative Justice or Civic Engagement;
(17) Career and leadership opportunities; and,
(18) Other topics suitable to the youth population.
(b) Recreation. All youth shall be provided the opportunity for at least one hour of daily access to unscheduled activities such as leisure reading, letter writing, and entertainment. Activities shall be supervised and include orientation and may include coaching of youth.
(c) Exercise. All youth shall be provided with the opportunity for at least one hour of large muscle activity each day.
The administrator/manager may suspend, for a period not to exceed 24 hours, access to recreation and programs. The administrator/manager shall document the reasons why suspension of recreation and programs occurs.


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. New subsection (b) and subsection relettering filed 1-11-2001; operative 2-10-2001 (Register 2001, No. 2).
3. Amendment of subsections (c) and (d), new subsection (e) and subsection relettering filed 6-23-2003; operative 7-23-2003 (Register 2003, No. 26).
4. Amendment of section heading, section and Note filed 12-2-2013; operative 4-1-2014 (Register 2013, No. 49).
5. Amendment of section heading and section filed 11-14-2018; operative 1-1-2019 (Register 2018, No. 46).
This database is current through 5/17/24 Register 2024, No. 20.
Cal. Admin. Code tit. 15, § 1371, 15 CA ADC § 1371
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