§ 950-1-13-.18. Admission
(1) Written Procedures for Admission of juveniles new to the Facility include but are not limited to the following:
(a) determination that juvenile is legally placed in the Facility
(b) complete search of the juvenile and possessions
(c) disposition of personal property
(d) shower, if necessary
(e) issue of clean, laundered clothing, as needed
(f) issue of personal hygiene articles
(g) medical and mental health screening
(h) assistance to juvenile in notifying their families of their Admission and Procedures for visiting
(i) assignment of a registered number to the juvenile
(j) provision of orientation materials to juveniles
(k) evidence of abuse and/or trauma
(2) The screening procedure prohibits the placement in the Facility of children who are runaways because of abuse, neglect, or abandonment. (MANDATORY)
(3) The short-term detention facility ensures that any juvenile placed in the Facility be brought before the Juvenile Court within seventy-two hours of Admission. (MANDATORY)
(4) The short-term detention facility limit the use of detention to cases involving protection of the public, prevention of self injury, ensuring the presence of the juvenile at subsequent Court Hearing, and transfers to other jurisdictions. (MANDATORY)
(5) The short-term detention facility grants all juveniles the right to make a local or collect long distance telephone calls to family members, attorneys or other approved individuals during the Admissions process.
(6) Each juvenile is assigned a probation officer at the time of Admission.
(7) Written Policy, Procedure, and practice govern the control and safeguarding of juveniles' personal property. Personal property retained at the Facility is itemized in a written list that is kept in the permanent case file; the juvenile receives a current copy of this list.
(8) Short-term detention facilities provide that new juveniles receive orientation materials and translations into their own language if they do not understand English.
(9) Short-term detention facilities provide that staff members are available to counsel juveniles at their request; provision is made for Counseling juveniles on an emergency basis. (MANDATORY)
(10) Short-term detention facilities make available to juveniles reading and educational materials.
(11) Short-term detention facilities provide for a 1 hour time period outside their cell for each twenty-four hour period they remain in the Facility, provided that facility security is not jeopardized.(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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