Section 950-3-1-.01 - Statement of Policy (Alabama Administrative Code)

§ 950-3-1-.01. Statement of Policy

(1) It is the policy of the Department that committed youth (other than at short term facilities) shall be reviewed by a review committee or team prior to release from any DYS facility. Only upon concurrence with release recommendations by the committee or team will youth be released. This chapter applies to youth in DYS operated facilities. A contract facility program director, or designee, may facilitate a release review for committed youth in contract facilities.

(2) Committed youths' release shall be facilitated by the Administrator of Institutional Services and designated staff representing various areas of residential life. The committee shall review youths' progress toward release.

(3) The committee meets at regularly scheduled times, for example on the second and fourth Thursday of each month at Mt. Meigs Campus, on second and fourth Wednesday at Vacca.

(4) Proposed releases shall be submitted with written justification to the committee at least ten (10) days prior to proposed release date.

(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, §§ 44-1-24(6), 44-1-36(d).

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