§ 950-1-3-.07. Intake Policy And Procedures
(1) Juveniles included under these rules shall be adjudicated for a sex offense as a "Juvenile Criminal Sex Offender" as defined by Alabama statutes.
(a) These rules establish a recognized quality of care to be provided to any youth with illegal sexual behavior problems. However, the only persons required to receive treatment specifically under these standards are those who have been adjudicated as a Juvenile Criminal Sex Offender. Direct treatment as defined in these rules means intervention related to the Juvenile's adjudicated sex offense(s).
(2) The court that has original jurisdiction of the Juvenile shall mandate Juvenile sex offender treatment by a person approved as a service provider. This treatment can either be provided while incarcerated or through outpatient services while on probation or in pre-commitment or post-commitment treatment / Aftercare, or any combination thereof. Documentation of the court's order shall be incorporated in the individual's treatment file.
(a) Informed consent/acknowledgment is considered an essential component of the provision of any professional service. At the time of the initial appointment, each client and parent/guardian of a Juvenile shall be informed both verbally and in writing of the types of services proposed and the limits of privilege and confidentiality.
(3) The therapist shall make every effort to receive "discovery material" from the various agencies of the justice system; i.e., police, probation, prosecution, and the court. In addition, the therapist should collect information from clients regarding other psychosocial documents as available from the following:
(a) Medical records;
(b) Psychological/psychiatric reports;
(c) Grievance and disciplinary records;
(d) Referrals to other agencies;
(e) Authorization and agreement forms signed by both the parent/guardian and Juvenile.
(5) A provider shall conduct an administrative meeting covering, both verbally and in writing, the following: treatment program facilitation, fees, acknowledgment, and Limited confidentiality. It is highly desirable for the parent/guardian to participate in the intake process.(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: Title 44; Code of Ala. 1975, §§ 15-2 0-1 through 15-20-36; §§ 13A-6-60 through 13A-6-111.
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