Juvenile Rehabilitation Policies

This page has been moved to the Department of Children Youth and Families

Services for Juvenile Rehabilitation, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Child Care Subsidy Programs, including Working Connections Child Care, have moved to the Department of Children Youth and Families at www.dcyf.wa.gov/. The information on this page is no longer considered current. Thank you.

WE ARE MOVING!  Juvenile Rehabilitation is joining the Department of Children Youth and Families on July 1, 2019.  This page has already migrated to the  DCYF website and may be viewed here.

If you have questions about any of the following Juvenile Rehabilitation (JR) policies, you can email JRAPolicy@dshs.wa.gov.

Chapter 1: Administration

1.10 Establishing Policy Structure
1.20 Establishing Standards of Conduct for Staff
1.21 Using Tobacco in JR Programs, Facilities and Property
1.22 Conducting Investigations in JR
1.23 Deciding to Hire or Promote Staff or Contractors
1.30 Reporting Serious and Emergent Incidents
1.31 Responding to the Death of a JR Youth 
1.32 Reporting Incidents
1.40 Managing JR Juvenile and Operations Records
1.50 Ensuring Emergency Preparedness at JR Facilities and Programs
1.60 Managing Contracts 
1.70 Responding to External Customer Complaints 
1.80 Notifying the Community of Youth Placement, Transfer or Release

Chapter 2: Management

2.10 Handling Youth Complaints 
2.20 Managing Youth Financial Obligations
2.30 Managing Youth Property and Residential Accounts 
2.40 Managing Youth Case Files 
2.50 Accessing Interpreter and Translation Services For Youth & Families 
2.60 Managing Youth who are Foreign Nationals

Chapter 3: Assessment

3.10 Assessing and Placing Youth in JR
3.20 Assessing Sexually Aggressive or Vulnerable Youth (SAVY)
3.30 Assessing and Treating Youth Suicide and Self-Harm Risk
3.40 Testing Youth for Unauthorized Substance Use
3.50 Using the Polygraph in YSO Treatment
3.51 Reviewing Youth for Civil Commitment
3.52 40 Establishing Risk Level for Youth who have Sexually Offended

Chapter 4: Treatment and Care

4.10 Developing Youth and their Families
4.20 Supporting Youth Wellness
4.30 Providing Health Care for JR Youth
4.31 Administering Involuntary Antipsychotic Medication to Youth
4.40 Determining the Need for DNA and HIV Testing 
4.50 Working with Youth who have Sexually Offended
4.60 Ensuring the Health and Safety of LGBTQI Youth 
4.70 Managing Youth in the DOC’s Youthful Offender Program
4.80 Serving Youth in Partnership with Children’s Administration

Chapter 5: Safety and Security

5.10 Using Physical Restraints
5.20 Assigning Security Classification Levels for Youth
5.30 Handling Youth Escapes or Unauthorized Absences
5.40 Transporting JR Youth
5.50 Assigning Room Confinement, Programmed Room Confinement, and Isolation
5.51 Transferring Residential Youth to DOC
5.70 Conducting Searches
5.80 Reviewing and Reporting Staff Assaults by Youth
5.90 Applying PREA Juvenile Standards in JR
5.91 Reporting Abuse and Neglect of JR Youth

Chapter 6: Community Involvement

6.20 Managing Residential Youth Communications
6.21 Facilitating Visitation for JR Youth
6.30 Facilitating Transition to JR Community Facilities
6.31 Transferring Residential Youth Between Facilities
6.40 Earning Authorized Leaves and Community Involvement Passes
6.50 Establishing Release from Commitment Date
6.60 Accessing Interstate Compact Services