WSR 00-12-103

PROPOSED RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Juvenile Rehabilitation Administration)

[ Filed June 7, 2000, 12:00 p.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 00-03-028.

Title of Rule: Consolidated juvenile services programs.

Purpose: This rule prescribes minimum standards for the consolidated juvenile services programs. RCW 13.06.030 requires that the Department of Social and Health Services adopt this rule.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 13.06.030.

Statute Being Implemented: RCW 13.06.030.

Summary: This rule is being amended to reflect new program standards and remove language that exists in the contracts with county juvenile courts. This rule is also being migrated from chapter 275-35 WAC to chapter 388-710 WAC.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: The governor's and Department of Social and Health Services secretary's executive orders require that the rule be reviewed for simplification.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting, Implementation and Enforcement: M. Kathleen McBride, P.O. Box 45720, Olympia, WA, (360) 902-8092.

Name of Proponent: Department of Social and Health Services, governmental.

Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.

Explanation of Rule, its Purpose, and Anticipated Effects: This rule amends and updates the minimum standards set for the consolidated juvenile services program. The new rule will more accurately reflect the current program implementation.

Proposal Changes the Following Existing Rules: The proposed amendments eliminate language, which is duplicated in contracts. The proposal reflects current standards for consolidated juvenile services programs.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. This rule only impacts contracts with counties.

RCW 34.05.328 does not apply to this rule adoption. This rule adoption is not a substantive rule change. The rule relates only to internal governmental operations that are not subject to violation by a nongovernment party. This rule is also dictated by statute.

Hearing Location: Lacey Government Center (behind Tokyo Bento Restaurant), 1009 College Street S.E., Room 104-B, Lacey, WA 98503, on July 11, 2000, at 10:00 a.m.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Fred Swenson by June 30, 2000, phone (360) 664-6097, TTY (360) 664-6178, e-mail swensfh@dshs.wa.gov.

Submit Written Comments to: Identify WAC Numbers, DSHS Rules Coordinator, Rules and Policies Assistance Unit, P.O. Box 45850, Olympia, WA 98504-5850, fax (360) 664-6185, by July 11, 2000.

Date of Intended Adoption: No sooner than July 12, 2000.

May 30, 2000

Marie Myerchin-Redifer, Manager

Rules and Policies Assistance Unit

2739.5
Chapter 388-710 WAC

CONSOLIDATED JUVENILE SERVICES PROGRAMS


NEW SECTION
WAC 388-710-0005
Definitions.

"Administration" means activities and costs necessary for management and support of a consolidated juvenile services program.

"Application" means the document requesting state funds for specific projects under the consolidated juvenile services program.

"Community input" means information received from local entities which must include, unless impracticable: Providers, judges, law enforcement, juvenile court staff, social service agencies, schools, tribes, organizations representing communities of color, as well as other persons with an interest in juvenile justice. An existing advisory group, committee, or public forum may be used to gather input provided such groups include representation from the entities listed above.

"Director" means the director of the division of community programs/juvenile rehabilitation administration or his or her designee.

"Division" means the division of community programs of the juvenile rehabilitation administration.

"Outcome" means specific changes in the lives of youth and families which lead to a decrease in recidivism.

"Participating county" means a county or counties applying under this chapter.

"Program administrator" or "administrator" means the person designated to administer the consolidated juvenile services program in the juvenile court.

"Project" means a specific intervention or program performed as a part of consolidated juvenile services.

"Project supervisor" or "supervisor" means a person designated to supervise a project or projects in the consolidated juvenile services program.

"Regional administrator" means the regional administrator of one of the division's six administrative regions, or his or her designee.

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NEW SECTION
WAC 388-710-0010
Establishment of a consolidated juvenile services program.

(1) Request to participate.

A request by a county or group of counties to participate under this chapter must include a signed resolution or letter of intent submitted to the regional administrator by the executive body expressing intent to participate. The request must include a statement that consolidated juvenile services funds will not be used to replace county funds for existing programs. For those counties with juvenile detention facilities, the counties must include a statement indicating standards of operation as outlined under RCW 13.06.050 are in place.

(2) Program planning process and approval.

(a) Each participating county must develop a program application for the delivery of services and must agree to comply with the provisions of this chapter.

(b) The application must incorporate community input and respond to community comments, which must include but not be limited to:

(i) Efforts to identify and utilize existing community services;

(ii) Appropriate linkage to and support from other elements of the existing juvenile justice, education, and social service systems to reduce or eliminate barriers to effective family centered service delivery;

(iii) Efforts to address racial disproportionality; and

(iv) Efforts to address issues specific to the Americans with Disabilities Act as it relates to client and family service delivery.

(c) Written guidelines and instructions for the application must be provided by the division. The application must be developed in consultation with the regional administrator to ensure the coordination of state, county, and private sector resources within regional boundaries and must be submitted to the regional administrator for review and approval.

(d) The division may provide technical assistance in the development of the application.

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NEW SECTION
WAC 388-710-0015
General provisions.

(1) Access to services and use of existing community resources. Program administrators must ensure all juveniles participating in the program have access to appropriate services, activities, and opportunities.

(2) All juveniles served by projects covered under this chapter must be afforded judicial due process in all contacts, especially those which may result in a more restrictive intervention.

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NEW SECTION
WAC 388-710-0020
Organization.

The organizational structure of the program is the prerogative of the juvenile court participating under this chapter and must not be dictated by these standards.

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NEW SECTION
WAC 388-710-0025
Administration.

(1) Administrators and supervisors are responsible for the implementation of the program and the accomplishment of stated activities and outcomes.

(2) Administrators or supervisors must meet at least annually with the regional administrator to review progress toward the achievement of outcomes.

(3) Case records and management information.

(a) Juvenile offender records must minimally contain a case plan, based upon assessed factors related to risk to reoffend, methods of intervention and a termination/closing report summarizing case activity and outcomes.

(b) The provisions of chapter 13.50 RCW pertaining to the maintenance and confidentiality of social and legal information apply to all programs and projects covered under this chapter.

(c) Administrators and/or supervisors must provide necessary statistical data to maintain the division's management information system and must maintain sufficient data to evaluate program effectiveness and outcomes.

(4) Change in project.

(a) Modification of a project requires the advance written approval of the regional administrator.

(b) The administrator must send written notification to the regional administrator prior to the movement of funds between programs. The regional administrator must confirm in writing all notifications received.

(c) Contract amendments must be processed through the juvenile rehabilitation administration regional office and are necessary when:

(i) Total contract budget amounts are increased or decreased;

(ii) A project is added or deleted;

(iii) The total number of full-time employees in the consolidated programs increases from the original contract number.

(5) Each participating county must ensure program staff receive training necessary to implement programs covered under this chapter.

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NEW SECTION
WAC 388-710-0030
Monitoring of performance and evaluation of program impact.

(1) It is the responsibility of the administrator to submit monthly reports, annual narrative reports, corrective action plans and reports, and other reports as specified in the division's application, budget, and monitoring instructions to the regional administrator.

(2) The regional administrator must submit to the director a biennial report of each program.

(3) The regional administrator, may at any time, request a formal program/project or fiscal audit and may also request other available technical services to assist in monitoring and evaluating the program/projects.

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NEW SECTION
WAC 388-710-0035
Distribution of funds and fiscal management.

Funding constraints.

(1) Funds for programs covered by this chapter must be utilized for the achievement of the outcomes stated for each project.

(2) Failure on the part of any project to perform in accordance with the provisions of this chapter may result in the termination or reduction of funds.

(3) The administrator is responsible for the management of all fiscal matters related to the program. The program must comply with state and local policies and procedures, the terms and conditions of the contract, and the application, budget, and monitoring instructions as outlined by the juvenile rehabilitation administration.

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NEW SECTION
WAC 388-710-0040
Exceptions to rules.

The juvenile court may request in writing to the director a waiver of the specific requirements of this chapter when the imposition of such requirements can be shown to be detrimental or impractical to overall program operations. The director must consider each waiver request individually and promptly advise the applicant in writing of the director's decision regarding the waiver and explain the basis for such decision.

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REPEALER

     The following sections of the Washington Administrative Code are repealed:
WAC 275-35-010 Authority.
WAC 275-35-020 Definitions.
WAC 275-35-030 Establishment of a consolidated juvenile services program.
WAC 275-35-040 General provisions.
WAC 275-35-050 Organization.
WAC 275-35-060 Administration.
WAC 275-35-070 Monitoring of performance and evaluation of program impact.
WAC 275-35-080 Distribution of funds and fiscal management.
WAC 275-35-100 Exceptions to rules.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office