Minimum Standards for Extended Detention Programs
(1)A supervising authority ordered by the court to detain juveniles for an extended detention period pursuant to ORS 419C.453 (Detention) must detain juveniles only in a detention facility which has an extended detention program plan approved by the JCPAC.
(2)The Juvenile Court, after hearing, must make written findings of fact as to the reasons a juvenile is committed to an extended detention program.
(3)The county governing body that operates the detention facility may designate the capacity available to be utilized for an extended detention program.
(4)The facility used for an extended detention program must meet the standards set by the Oregon Department of Corrections for the physical plant and general operation of juvenile detention programs pursuant to ORS Chapter 169 (Local and Regional Correctional Facilities).
(5)The program must be initiated for all juveniles ordered into extended detention immediately upon completion of orientation to the facility.
(6)The supervising authority of the juvenile in the extended detention program and the detention education provider must work with the local school before the juvenile’s release to share relevant education information to appropriately place the juvenile in an education setting.
(7)The extended detention programs must provide the following minimum services and activities to all juveniles placed in extended detention:
(a)Communication: Staff must be trained and available to speak with juveniles and provide a timely, responsive and respectful system for juveniles and staff to communicate;
(b)Community integration: The program staff must work with the Juvenile Department to plan for the transition of the juveniles back to the community;
(c)Cultural competency: The program must respect the ethnic diversity of the juveniles detained and provide equitable services;
(d)Data collection: The program must comply with the Juvenile Justice Information System (JJIS) requirements.
(e)Education: The detention facility must insure that educational programs are available to all juveniles placed in extended detention in conformance with Oregon Department of Education standards in OAR chapter 581. Participation by juveniles in educational programming must not be unnecessarily interrupted;
(f)Family outreach and involvement: The program staff must work with the Juvenile Department to involve the juveniles’ families in the program and in planning for the juveniles’ transition back to the community;
(g)Gender-specific services: The program must be responsive to the unique developmental issues and needs of the female and male juveniles receiving services;
(h)Program self-evaluation: The program must have a process for evaluating its philosophy, goals, methods, materials and outcomes in order to guide program improvement;
(i)Reading: Juveniles must be encouraged to read and must be afforded opportunities daily to read materials from the facility library. The library must contain materials for all reading levels;
(j)Recreation and Exercise: The program must provide for recreation and exercise that includes,
(A)At least one hour daily of structured recreation and exercise activities, not including the time spent watching television;
(B)A staff member or trained volunteer who coordinates and supervises the recreation activities and
(C)Recreation equipment provided for a variety of indoor and outdoor recreation and exercise;
(k)Religious services: The program must allow reasonable access within the detention facility to religious services requested by juveniles;
(l)Social services: The facility must allow access to social service providers to meet the needs of juveniles. These services must be provided by qualified professionals and may include, but not be limited to, individual and family counseling, health, mental health, drug and alcohol counseling, sex abuse and sex offender treatment, assessment and counseling, and crisis intervention services.
Rule 213-050-0060 — Minimum Standards for Extended Detention Programs,