Conn. Agencies Regs. § 10-19m-2 - Minimum standards and criteria to qualify for state cost sharing grants

(a) A Bureau shall be responsible to the chief elected official of the municipality or of the sponsoring municipality if the Bureau serves more than one municipality or his duly authorized representative.
(b) A Bureau shall have an Advisory Board of no less than seven members, who shall be appointed by and responsible to the chief elected official of the municipality or his duly authorized designee or as otherwise provided in the municipal charter. This Board shall advise and make recommendations on overall policy and program direction for the Bureau.
(1) The Advisory Board shall be comprised of representatives from public agencies with statutory responsibility for youth and private sector organizations representing community social institutions. These representatives shall include at least one member who is under 21 years of age at the time of appointment, one member who is a representative of the school system, one member who is a representative of the police department, and one member who is a representative of a private youth serving agency. The youth and police representatives may be liaison, non-voting members of the Board if such representatives are not electors in the town. At least one-third of the total membership shall be individuals who are interested in youth services and who receive less than fifty percent of their income by delivering services to youth.
(2) The Advisory Board of a Bureau involving two or more municipalities shall have at least one duly appointed representative from each municipality.
(3) Upon the request of the chief elected official of the municipality, the Department may waive the size and composition requirements for an Advisory Board if the composition of the commission is established by a municipal charter or, in the case of a private agency designated to act as the youth service bureau, if the board of directors established by the by-laws of agency provides comparable citizen representation. Additionally, the Department may waive the requirement of the composition of the Advisory Board when one or more of the agencies mentioned in subsection (b)(1) of this section do not exist.
(c) A Bureau shall:
(1) Perform all the management functions necessary to administer the Bureau and all of its programs in accordance with Sections 10-19m-1 to 10-19m-10, inclusive.
(2) Conduct research which will assess the needs of youth and the availability of existing services and resources capable of meeting those needs.
(3) Conduct a resource development program to improve services, fill service delivery gaps and create or encourage innovative approaches and programs to meet assessed youth needs.
(4) Conduct community involvement programs to promote public knowledge and understanding of youth problems and needs, and foster positive community change.
(5) Advocate for and assist individual youth in obtaining and utilizing available human resources.
(6) Advocate on behalf of groups of youth with unmet needs.
(d) A Bureau shall be responsible for the development and maintenance, either directly, or contractually or by referral, of services that respond to:
(1) Youth who are, or who potentially could be, in contact with the justice system.
(2) Youth who are without the support or protective environment necessary for normal development.
(3) Youth who manifest behavior which is potentially detrimental to themselves.
(4) The primary prevention needs in the community.
(e) Each Bureau shall state in writing its purposes, programs and services offered in a form suitable for distribution to youth and their families, referral sources, funding sources, and the public. Programs and services shall bear a direct relationship to the stated purposes of the Bureau, shall be based upon identified needs in the community, and shall have the potential to divert youth from the justice system, promote positive youth development and provide opportunities for youth to function as responsible members of the community.
(f) Each Bureau shall ensure that all services are noncoercive and that the confidentiality of the records of individuals receiving services is maintained.
(g) Each Bureau shall develop and maintain, in a manner satisfactory to the Department, the data necessary to determine and evaluate the impact of its administrative and services delivery programs. Each Bureau shall provide reports and information as may be specified in the application for funding or required by the Department from time to time.


Conn. Agencies Regs. § 10-19m-2
Effective February 1, 1994; Transferred and Amended from §§ 17a-39-1-17-39-1 November 9, 1998

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