RULE NO: RULE TITLE
63E-7.001: Purpose and Scope
63E-7.004: Youth Intake
63E-7.008: Facility and Food Services
63E-7.009: Behavior Management
63E-7.012: Transfer, Release and Discharge
63E-7.013: Safety and Security
63E-7.016: Program Administration
PURPOSE AND EFFECT: The amendments update and clarify various portions of the rule governing the operation of residential commitment programs as follows: The amendments expand the scope of the rule to cover sex offender programs. They also eliminate an unnecessary medical authorization form, and clarify references to “treatment” so as to differentiate criminogenic intervention from clinical treatment. Best practices are incorporated with corresponding definitions. Intake classification factors are clarified in subsection 63E-7.004(8), F.A.C., and consistent amendments are made in subsection 63E-7.013(7), F.A.C. The need for digital video cameras and recording equipment in Rule 63E-7.008, F.A.C., is modified to accommodate smaller facilities, and an amendment to subsection 63E-7.013(17), F.A.C., clarifies the escape notification procedure.
SUBJECT AREA TO BE ADDRESSED: The amended rule expands the scope to cover sex offender programs, clarifies the distinction between treatment and intervention, modifies youth classification, incorporates effective practices, modifies facility requirements for video recording, and clarifies the escape notification procedure.
SPECIFIC AUTHORITY: 20.316, 985.64, 985.601(3)(a) FS.
LAW IMPLEMENTED: 985.601(3)(a), 985.03(44), 985.441(1)(b), 985.48 FS.
IF REQUESTED IN WRITING AND NOT DEEMED UNNECESSARY BY THE AGENCY HEAD, A RULE DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP WILL BE HELD AT THE DATE, TIME AND PLACE SHOWN BELOW:
TIME AND DATE: Friday, May 16, 2008, 10:00 a.m.
PLACE: DJJ Headquarters, 2737 Centerview Dr., General Counsel's Conference Room 3223, Tallahassee, Florida
THE PERSON TO BE CONTACTED REGARDING THE PROPOSED RULE DEVELOPMENT AND A COPY OF THE PRELIMINARY DRAFT, IF AVAILABLE, IS: John Milla, 2737 Centerview Dr., Ste. 3200, Tallahassee, FL 32399-3100, e-mail: email@example.com
THE PRELIMINARY TEXT OF THE PROPOSED RULE DEVELOPMENT IS AVAILABLE AT NO CHARGE FROM THE CONTACT PERSON LISTED ABOVE.