Kan. Admin. Regs. § 28-4-596 - Day reporting program

Current through Register Vol. 40, No. 39, September 30, 2021

(a)
(1) Each operator conducting a day reporting program shall comply with the requirements specified in this regulation and the requirements in K.A.R. 28-4-577 through K.A.R. 28-4-584, K.A.R. 28-4-587, and K.A.R. 28-4-589 through K.A.R. 28-4-592.
(2) Each operator shall meet the following requirements if the secretary determines that they are applicable to the program and services:
(A) K.A.R. 28-4-576;
(B) K.A.R. 28-4-585 through K.A.R. 28-4-586; and
(C) K.A.R. 28-4-593 through K.A.R. 28-4-595.
(3) If the requirements of this regulation appear to conflict with any other regulation governing school-age programs, the more stringent regulation shall apply.
(b)
(1) Each operator shall ensure that the program is administered by an individual with job-related experience working with juvenile offenders, and with a knowledge of laws and standards governing programs for juvenile offenders.
(2) Each operator shall ensure that each child or youth who attends the program is 10 years of age or older and meets one of the following criteria:
(A) The child or youth is in the custody of the juvenile justice authority.
(B) The child or youth is court-ordered to attend.
(C) The child or youth is required to attend as a condition of diversion, probation, or release from a juvenile correctional facility, or diverted by the court from direct commitment to a juvenile correctional program.
(c) Each operator conducting a day reporting program shall develop and implement an IPP for each child or youth, which shall include any combination of the following:
(1) Assistance to each child or youth in organizing a daily schedule of activities;
(2) monitoring the child's or youth's court orders;
(3) situational counseling and referrals, if needed;
(4) conflict resolution and crisis intervention;
(5) contact with each child's or youth's parent or other adult responsible for the child or youth;
(6) drug testing and substance abuse education;
(7) pregnancy prevention and human sexuality education;
(8) assistance with educational and vocational needs;
(9) employment training, as appropriate; and
(10) community service work.
(d) Each operator shall keep the following in the child's or youth's file:
(1) The information required by K.A.R. 28-4-582;
(2) the child's or youth's legal status as specified in paragraph (b)(2);
(3) the date the child or youth was admitted to the program;
(4) intake information for each child or youth gathered at the time of admission;
(5) a summary of the child's or youth's daily activities;
(6) the IPP, progress reports, and any changes made in the plan;
(7) the discharge summary; and
(8) any critical incident reports.
(e)
(1) Each operator shall establish written rules of child and youth conduct that define expected behaviors and related consequences. Each operator shall give each child or youth attending the program a rule book specifying the expected behaviors, ranges of consequences, and disciplinary procedures.
(2) Each operator shall obtain a signed acknowledgment from each child or youth that the child or youth has received a copy of the rule book and understands it. The signed acknowledgment shall be kept in the child's or youth's file.
(f) Each operator shall ensure that child and youth services are coordinated with the referring agency or the court, the local mental health center, the local school district, and the local health department, as necessary to implement the day reporting program.
(g) The supervisory ratio shall be one staff member for every 10 children and youth attending the day reporting program. The maximum group size shall not exceed 20 children or youth.
(1) Each operator shall ensure that each group has a program director who meets the following qualifications:
(A) Is 21 years of age or older;
(B) meets the staff qualifications for a program director for the licensed capacity of the program, as specified in K.A.R. 28-4-587; and
(C) has knowledge and experience working with juvenile offenders, high-risk children and youth, community youth programs, or social service programs serving children and youth.
(2) Each operator shall ensure that each group has a group leader who meets the following qualifications:
(A) Is 21 years of age or older;
(B) meets the staff qualifications for group leader as specified in K.A.R. 28-4-587; and
(C) has knowledge and experience working with juvenile offenders, high-risk children and youth, community youth programs, or social service programs serving children and youth.
(3) Each operator shall ensure that each group has an assistant group leader who meets the following qualifications:
(A) Is 18 years of age or older and at least three years older than the oldest child and youth in the group to which the assistant group leader is assigned;
(B) meets the qualifications for an assistant group leader as specified in K.A.R. 28-4-587; and
(C) has experience working with children and youth.

Notes

Kan. Admin. Regs. § 28-4-596
Authorized by and implementing K.S.A. 2001 Supp. 65-508; effective, T-28-4-1-02, April 1, 2002; effective Jan. 10, 2003.

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