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WVC 49 - 5 E- 3 §49-5E-3. Transfer of functions; duties and powers; employment of comprehensive strategy.
The division of juvenile services shall assume the following duties previously performed by the department of health and human resources as to juveniles in detention facilities or juvenile corrections facilities:

(1) Cooperating with the United States department of justice in operating, maintaining and improving juvenile correction facilities and predispositional detention centers, complying with regulations thereof, and receiving and expending federal funds for the services, as set forth in section one, article one of this chapter;

(2) Providing care for children needing secure detention pending disposition by a court having juvenile jurisdiction or temporary care following such court action, as set forth in section sixteen, article two of this chapter;

(3) Assigning the necessary personnel and providing adequate space for the support and operation of any facility providing for the secure detention of children committed to the care of the division of juvenile services, as set forth in section six, article five-a of this chapter;

(4) Proposing rules which outline policies and procedures governing the operation of correctional, detention and other facilities in its division wherein juveniles may be securely housed, as set forth in section sixteen-a, article five of this chapter;

(5) Assigning the necessary personnel and providing adequate space for the support and operation of its facilities, as set forth in section six, article five-a of this chapter;

(6) Developing a comprehensive plan to maintain and improve a unified state system of regional predispositional detention centers for juveniles, as set forth in section thirteen-e, article five and section six-a, article five-a of this chapter;

(7) Working in cooperation with the department of health and human resources in establishing, maintaining, and continuously refining and developing a balanced and comprehensive state program for children who have been adjudicated delinquent, as set forth in section two, article six-b of this chapter;

(8) In cooperation with the department of health and human resources establishing programs and services within available funds, designed to prevent juvenile delinquency, to divert juveniles from the juvenile justice system, to provide community-based alternatives to juvenile detention and correctional facilities and to encourage a diversity of alternatives within the juvenile justice system, as set forth in section four, article five-b of this chapter.

Working in collaboration with the department of health and human resources, the division of juvenile services shall employ a comprehensive strategy for the social and rehabilitative programming and treatment of juveniles, consistent with the principles adopted by the office of juvenile justice and delinquency prevention of the office of justice programs of the United States department of justice.

Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2013 1st Special Session
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