WSR 04-13-071

PERMANENT RULES

CRIMINAL JUSTICE

TRAINING COMMISSION

[ Filed June 16, 2004, 8:07 a.m. , effective July 17, 2004 ]


Purpose: WAC 139-10-210 Requirement of basic corrections training, 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.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 04-09-069 on April 19, 2004.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Date Adopted: June 9, 2004.

June 15, 2004

Sharon M. Tolton

Deputy Director

OTS-7008.3


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.

(b) ((Adult services)) Misdemeanant 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)) officers, ((institution)) jail classification counselors, and ((psychiatric social workers)) work crew supervisors.

(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 counselors)).

(((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.]

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