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Regulation Governing Juvenile Group Homes and Halfway Houses [6 VAC 35 ‑ 41]
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Chapter Information
Description This regulation will contain the minimum standards for juvenile residential facilities covering program operations, health care, personnel, facility safety, and physical environment. It will contain additional provisions for halfway houses, family group homes, and independent living programs. The current requirements for these facilities are contained in 6VAC35-51 and 6VAC35-140. This regulation will incorporate those provisions deemed appropriate and necessary after a comprehensive review.
State Authority Sections 16.1-309.9 and 66-24 and Article 12.1 of Title 16.1 of the Code of Virginia of the Code of Virginia.
Federal Authority None.
Exempt from APA No, changes to this chapter are subject to the Administrative Process Act and the standard executive branch review process.
Text of Regulation Link to Virginia Administrative Code
Goals of Regulation To review existing regulatory requirements applicable to juvenile residential facilities and combine in a single document all regulatory provisions currently contained in 6VAC35-51 and 6VAC35-140 deemed appropriate and necessary after a comprehensive review. The regulation will be reviewed and modifications proposed to ensure that it most effectively and efficiently supports its statutory purpose.
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Contact Information
Name / Title: Kristen Peterson  / Regulatory Coordinator
Address: 600 East Main Street, 20th Floor
Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address: Kristen.Peterson@djj.virginia.gov
Telephone: (804)588-3902    FAX: (804)371-6490    TDD: ()-
Current Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Amend Regulation Governing Juvenile Group Homes and Halfway Houses pursuant to a comprehensive review NOIRA Stage complete. Comment period ended 11/30/2016.

Past Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Combines & comprehensively reviews all regulations governing juvenile group homes & halfway houses Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 1/1/2014.