Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Juvenile Justice
Department (Board) of Juvenile Justice
Regulation Governing Juvenile Group Homes and Halfway Houses [6 VAC 35 ‑ 41]
Combines & comprehensively reviews all regulations governing juvenile group homes & halfway houses
Action 2974
General Information
Action Summary To develop a single regulation, through a comprehensive review of the provisions of 6VAC35-51 and 6VAC35-140, containing the minimum standards for juvenile residential facilities covering program operations, health care, personnel, facility safety, and physical environment. To contain additional provisions for wilderness programs, family group homes, and independent living programs.
Chapters Affected
  VAC Chapter Name Action Type
Primary 6 VAC 35-41 Regulation Governing Juvenile Group Homes and Halfway Houses Promulgate New Regulation
Other chapters
  6 VAC 35 - 140 Standards for Juvenile Residential Facilities
  6 VAC 35 - 51 Standards for the Interim Regulations of Children's Residential Facilities
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project Yes  [001817]
New Periodic Review This action will not be used to conduct a new periodic review.
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
5039 NOIRA Stage complete. Comment period ended 06/12/2009.
5311 Proposed Stage complete. Comment period ended 04/07/2010.
5575 Final Stage withdrawn on 03/07/2012 after the Governor's office completed its review.
6118 Final Stage withdrawn on 11/21/2012 before the Secretary's office completed its review.
6385 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 01/01/2014.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Kristen Peterson  / Regulatory Coordinator
Address: P.O. Box 1110
Richmond, VA 23218-1110
Email Address:
Phone: (804)773-0180    FAX: (804)371-6497    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this chapter.