7 AAC 52.900 - Definitions

Current through April 6, 2022

In this chapter, unless the context otherwise requires

(1) repealed 1/14/2000;
(2) "admission" means the administrative process of initially accepting a juvenile into a juvenile correctional facility or a juvenile detention facility;
(3) "commissioner" means the commissioner of the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, or any employee of the department designated by the commissioner to carry out any official function of the commissioner;
(4) "contraband" means any of the following items that have not been specifically approved by the department or the facility superintendent for a resident to obtain, make, or possess:
(A) weapons, including firearms, explosives, knives, hacksaw blades, tear gas, dangerous chemical agents, or any tool or other object that may be used as a weapon, from which a weapon may be fashioned, or that is intended to be perceived as a weapon;
(B) controlled substances, the possession of which is punishable by other criminal or civil penalties, and any other type of medication;
(C) alcohol, including wine, distilled spirits, home brew, and any other type of alcoholic substance;
(D) cameras, sound or video recorders, or any electronic or mechanical receiving or transmitting equipment;
(E) any article, including keys, tools, electronic or mechanical devices, and identification information, intended to be used as a means of facilitating an escape; and
(F) any other article, including money, toiletries, books, food, mail, and pictures, that is introduced, taken, or conveyed into a facility, or made, obtained, or possessed in a facility in a manner intended to frustrate or evade detection;
(5) "counselor" means a person who provides counseling, care, and supervision services for residents of a juvenile institution;
(6) "department" means the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services;
(7) "director" means the director of the division of juvenile justice, or any employee of the division designated by the director or the commissioner to carry out any official function of the director;
(8) "division" means the division of juvenile justice;
(9) "family" means any person or group of persons having one of the following relationships to the juvenile: spouse, father, mother, sister, brother, son, daughter, step relationship to the previously mentioned relations, or any person having an immediate family relationship with the juvenile during the juvenile's formative years;
(10) "facility-wide emergency" means a situation in which a resident poses a threat to the security of a juvenile facility and that threat cannot be neutralized with the resources available to the facility at that time;
(11) "juvenile correctional facility" means a facility for juveniles adjudicated delinquent and committed to the care and custody of the Department of Health and Social Services;
(12) "juvenile detention facility" means a facility or separate quarters within a facility designated by the director for the purpose of housing juveniles who are detained pending court hearing, disposition, or transfer to another facility;
(13) "juvenile facility" means a juvenile correctional facility or a juvenile detention facility;
(14) "living unit" means separate living quarters for a group of juveniles within a juvenile facility;
(15) "resident" means a juvenile under the care and control of a juvenile facility;
(16) "secure confinement" means the confinement of a juvenile in an individual locked cell that is separate, if possible, from the general population for the purposes of safety, security, or discipline;
(17) "security means the interest of the division in preventing assaults, escapes, hazards to health, self-destructive behavior, serious property damage, and the introduction, transmittal, or possession of contraband;
(18) "superintendent" means the chief administrator of a juvenile facility;
(19) "working day" means a 24-hour period of which no portion includes a Saturday, Sunday, or holiday.


7 AAC 52.900
Eff. 7/3/80, Register 74; am 1/14/2000, Register 153

Authority:AS 47.05.010

AS 47.14.010

AS 47.14.020

AS 47.14.050

AS 47.14.100

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