§ 950-1-3-.01. Introduction
(1) The Department has statutory responsibility to approve Treatment Providers who work with "Juvenile criminal sex offenders", (sometimes referred to herein as "youth with illegal sexual behavior problems"), as provided by the Community Notification Act of 1999. The Act mandates that Juveniles who commit criminal sexual offenses receive treatment. Individuals who provide treatment services to these Juveniles are required to be approved by the Department.
(2) The Director of the Department appointed a "panel of experts" to develop a set of standards that could be used in the approval process. The Department's Board initially approved these recommended standards on September 28, 2001. The rules presented herein incorporate those standards, as amended, into administrative procedures as required by Alabama statute.
(3) The rules presented herein are applicable to persons who provide treatment services to "Juvenile criminal sex offenders" as defined by Alabama statute. Said individuals who are or in the future believe they will be providing treatment services to this population are required to follow these rules.(New Rule: August 16, 2002; effective September 20, 2002. Amended by Alabama Administrative Monthly Volume XXXVII, Issue No. 02, November 30, 2018, eff. December 21, 2018.)
Author: Department of Youth Services
Statutory Authority: Code of Ala. 1975, Title 44; Code of Ala. 1975, §§ 15-20-1 through 15-20-36; §§ 13A-6-60 through 13A-6-111.
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