§ 950-1-12-.20. Juvenile Rights
(1) ACCESS TO COURTS AND TO COUNSEL
(a) Written Policy, Procedure, and practice ensure the right of juveniles to have access to Courts, to ensure and facilitate juvenile access to counsel and assist juveniles in making confidential contact with attorneys and their authorized representatives. Such contact includes, but is not limited to, telephone communications, uncensored, correspondence, and visits.
(b) Written Policy, Procedure, and practice, shallprovide that juveniles are not subjected to corporal or unusual punishment, humiliation, verbal abuse, mental abuse, or punitive interference with the daily functions of living, such as eating and sleeping.
(c) Written Policy, Procedure, and practice shallprovide for the reporting of all instances of suspected child abuse and/or neglect by staff, program monitors, visitors, medical personnel, or others consistent with appropriate state and local laws.
(d) There is a written juvenile grievance procedure that is made available to all juveniles and includes at least one level of appeal.(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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