TITLE 20: CORRECTIONS, CRIMINAL JUSTICE, AND LAW ENFORCEMENT
CHAPTER IX: DEPARTMENT OF JUVENILE JUSTICE
SUBCHAPTER c: PROGRAMS AND SERVICES
PART 2425 CHAPLAINCY SERVICES AND RELIGIOUS PRACTICES
SECTION 2425.30 RELIGIOUS PRACTICE ADVISORY BOARD


 

Section 2425.30  Religious Practice Advisory Board

 

a)         The Director shall appoint a multi-denominational Religious Practice Advisory Board comprised of legal, administrative, and chaplaincy staff.  One of the members of the Board shall be designated as chairperson.

 

b)         The Board shall, among other matters:

 

1)         Provide guidance to the Department regarding religious activities.

 

2)         Review and make recommendations regarding designated:

 

A)        Religious grievances filed by committed youth;

 

B)        Requests from committed youth for religious diets, non-traditional religious symbols, headgear, clothing, and other religious items;

 

C)        Requests from committed youth for religious activities not currently offered at the youth center and for religious activities permitted under Section 2425.50(f);

 

D)        Requests from committed youth for relief from a work assignment or institutional program for specific religious reasons; and

 

E)        Issues involving the training, screening, and reimbursement of religious volunteers.

 

c)         The Board shall confer with religious leaders or faith representatives from various faith groups regarding the validity and legitimacy of the religious request and the sincerity of the committed youth's beliefs, as the Board determines necessary.