§ 950-1-10-.01. Introduction
(1) The Alabama Department of Youth Services is committed to the concept of effective rehabilitation of Delinquent Youth through the development and utilization of community operated programs and facilities.
(2) These minimum Standards for Comprehensive Youth Services Centers, or day treatment programs, were developed in order to bring about well planned, coordinated and cooperative local-state efforts to increase and improve Programs for Delinquent Youth.
(3) Comprehensive Youth Service Centers are emerging as a form of day treatment programs for youths who live at home. The centers provide in one Agency: education, counseling, career guidance, job development, recreation, and skills for independent living. The general Program goal is to provide a community based Youth Facility with treatment and rehabilitative educational services. The Comprehensive Youth Services Center should not be considered a panacea of care for all youths. It is a distinct resource in its own right that is a part of the whole broad spectrum of resources available to troubled youth.
(4) These minimum Standards represent the first guidelines established which address the specific programmatic, fiscal, and administrative area necessary to establish sound Comprehensive Youth Services Centers. We hope that through a state-local cooperative effort, communities will be encouraged to develop and enhance these type Programs.(New Rule: Filed December 17, 2004; effective January 21, 2005. Amended by Alabama Administrative Monthly Volume XXXVII, Issue No. 02, November 30, 2018, eff. December 21, 2018.)
Author: Alabama Department of Youth Services, Office of Licensing and Standards
Statutory Authority: Code of Ala. 1975, §§ 44-1-27(a)(b), 44-1-24(4)(6), 38-13-4.
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