Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 04-06-057.
Title of Rule: WAC 139-10-210 Requirement of basic corrections training.
Purpose: Several courses were reconfigured to meet specific constituent needs. New titles and descriptions more accurately describe course focus and job classifications served.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 43.101.080 and 43.101.220.
Summary: Stakeholders were contacted by letter to advise the intended rule amendments. Proposals also listed on the agency website.
Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting and Enforcement: Al Isaac, Burien, (206) 835-7306; and Implementation: Sharon M. Tolton, Burien, (206) 835-7345.
Name of Proponent: Criminal Justice Training Commission staff, governmental.
Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.
Explanation of Rule, its Purpose, and Anticipated Effects: Several courses were reconfigured to meet specific constituent needs. New titles and descriptions more accurately describe course focus and job classifications served.
Proposal does not change existing rules.
No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW.
RCW 19.85.025(2), this chapter does not apply to a rule proposed for expedited adoption under **RCW 34.05.230 (1) through (8), unless a written objection is timely filed with the agency and the objection is not withdrawn.
RCW 34.05.328 does not apply to this rule adoption.
Hearing Location: Criminal Justice Training Commission, 19010 1st Avenue South, Burien, WA 98148-2055, on June 9, 2004, at 10:00 a.m.
Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Sonja Hirsch by June 7, 2004, TDD (206) 835-7300.
Submit Written Comments to: Sharon M. Tolton, Criminal Justice Training Commission, 19010 1st Avenue South, Burien, WA 98148-2055, fax (206) 439-3860, by June 7, 2004.
Date of Intended Adoption: June 9, 2004.
April 15, 2004
Sharon M. Tolton
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 00-17-017, filed 8/4/00, effective 9/4/00)
WAC 139-10-210 Requirement of basic corrections training. As provided in RCW 43.101.220, all full-time corrections employees of the state of Washington or of any city, county, or political subdivision of the state of Washington, shall, as a condition of continued employment, successfully complete a basic corrections academy as prescribed, sponsored or conducted by the Washington state criminal justice training commission. This requirement to complete basic training shall be fulfilled within the initial six months of corrections employment unless otherwise extended or waived by the commission. Requests for extension or waiver of the basic training requirement shall be submitted to the commission in writing as designated by its policies.
(1) Corrections personnel shall attend basic academy training according to job function as described below:
(a) Corrections officers academy. All employees whose primary job function is to provide for the custody, safety and security of adult prisoners in jails, penal institutions and detention facilities. Representative job classifications include, but are not limited to, custody and correctional officers.
Adult services)) Municipal probation/classification
academy. All employees whose primary job function is the case
management of offenders under county/city supervision, to
include assessment, case planning, counseling, supervision,
and monitoring. Representative job classes include, but are
not limited to, community corrections officers, adult
probation counselors, (( institution)) classification
counselors, and psychiatric social workers.
(c) Community corrections officers academy. All employees whose primary job function is the case management in the community of adult offenders under state department of corrections supervision including, monitoring adjustment of offenders involved with in/outpatient treatment programs; counseling offenders and/or referring them for counseling or other resource/treatment programs; making home/field visits pursuant to offender classification standards. Representative job classifications include, but are not limited to, community corrections officer, community risk management specialist, hearings officers and victim advocates.
(d) Institutional corrections counselors academy. All employees whose primary job function is to provide classification and program services to adult felony offenders housed in a state institutional setting: Parole planning; work/training release and prerelease referrals; academic/vocational/work program reviews; disciplinary and living unit program reviews; risk management identification. Representative job classes include, but are not limited to, correctional counselor, classification counselor, institution risk management specialist and corrections mental health counselors.
(e) Juvenile services academy. All employees working with juveniles whose primary job function is the case management of offenders, to include assessment, case planning, counseling, supervision, and monitoring. Representative job classes include, but are not limited to, juvenile probation and parole counselors, case aides/assistants, trackers, juvenile rehabilitation community counselors, juvenile drug court counselors, and community surveillance officers.
(d))) (f) Juvenile (( security workers)) corrections
officers academy. All employees responsible for the care,
custody, and safety of youth in county and state juvenile
custody facilities. Representative job class includes, but
(( is)) are not limited to, juvenile detention workers,
juvenile corrections officers, and juvenile supervision
officers(( , and juvenile rehabilitation residential
(e))) (g) Juvenile residential counselors academy. All
employees responsible for the case management, custody,
counseling, supervision and application of researched based
treatment to youth in state institutions. Representative job
classes include, but are not limited to, juvenile residential
rehabilitation counselor, juvenile residential rehabilitation
counselor assistant, and juvenile rehabilitation supervisor.
(h) Work release academy. All employees responsible for
the safety, custody and care of adult offenders in a work
release facility. Representative job class includes, but is
not limited to, work release officers ((
and)), work release
counselors, and work release program monitors.
(2) It shall be the responsibility of the employing agency to determine the most appropriate basic academy for an employee to attend within the guidelines set by the commission.
An agency may elect to forgo completely any basic academy training if such employee occupies a middle management or an executive position, as defined in WAC 139-10-410, 139-10-510, and 139-25-110.
(3) Failure to comply with the above requirements shall result in a notification of noncompliance from the commission directed to the individual employee, and, as appropriate, the employing agency director, chief or sheriff, the civil service commission, and/or the state auditor's office, and the chief executive of the local unit of government.
(4) Each agency employing personnel covered by RCW 43.101.220 shall be responsible for full and complete compliance with the above training requirements. Additionally, each such agency shall provide the commission with employment information necessary for the establishment and maintenance of complete and accurate training records on all affected employees.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.101.080. 00-17-017, § 139-10-210, filed 8/4/00, effective 9/4/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.101.220. 95-08-036 and 95-09-070, § 139-10-210, filed 3/30/95 and 4/19/95, effective 4/30/95 and 5/20/95. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.101.080(2). 87-19-105 (Order 15-D), § 139-10-210, filed 9/18/87; 86-19-021 (Order 1-B), § 139-10-210, filed 9/10/86. Formerly WAC 139-36-020.]