(1) Authority to Refer. Any offender,
including any minor, who is charged with or convicted of a crime, is eligible
for referral to a provider. The referral may be from the court or from the
criminal or juvenile justice authority which has jurisdiction over that
offender, and may occur prior to, in lieu of, or in addition to, final
adjudication, imposition of penalty or sentence, or other action.
(2) Referral Information. Referrals shall be
in writing and signed by the referral source.
(a) If the offender is not appropriate for
placement by the provider, this decision must immediately be communicated to
the referral source and documented in writing within 24 hours, stating reasons
(b) The provider,
after consultation with the referral source, may discharge the offender to the
(c) When an
offender is successful or unsuccessful in completing treatment or when the
commitment period expires, the provider shall communicate this to the referral
of Juvenile Offenders.
(a) Each juvenile
offender referred by the court and the Department of Juvenile Justice shall be
assessed to determine the need for services for substance use
The Department, in
conjunction with the court and the Department of Juvenile Justice, shall
establish procedures to ensure that juvenile offenders are assessed for
substance use disorders and that diversion and adjudication proceedings include
conditions and sanctions to address substance use disorders. These procedures
1. Responsibility of local
contracted providers for assessment;
2. The role of the court in handling
non-compliant juvenile offenders; and
3. Priority Services.
4. Families of the juvenile offender may be
required by the court to participate in the assessment process and other
services under the authority found in chapter 985, F.S.
Fla. Admin. Code Ann. R.
Rulemaking Authority 397.321(5) FS. Law Implemented
397.321, 397.410, 397.4014 FS.
Register Volume 45, Number 157, August 13, 2019 effective