TITLE 20: CORRECTIONS, CRIMINAL JUSTICE, AND LAW ENFORCEMENT
CHAPTER IX: DEPARTMENT OF JUVENILE JUSTICE
SUBCHAPTER d: OPERATIONS
PART 2535 PERSONAL PROPERTY
SECTION 2535.100 PROCEDURE FOR TEMPORARY ABSENCE


 

Section 2535.100  Procedure for Temporary Absence

 

If a temporary absence is expected to be one day or less, the committed youth's personal property need not be inventoried and packed, unless the committed youth so requests.  The following procedures shall be implemented when the committed youth so requests, the absence is expected to exceed one day, or it becomes known that the absence will exceed one day.

 

a)         Before a temporary absence of more than one day or when the committed youth requests, the committed youth shall, in the presence of an employee, inventory and pack personal property in the containers provided.

 

1)         A copy of the inventory shall be placed in the container, and the container shall be sealed.

 

2)         A copy of the inventory form shall be given to the committed youth; a copy shall be filed in the committed youth's master record file; and a copy shall be maintained by the facility in the personal property files.

 

b)         In an emergency or when it becomes known that an anticipated absence will exceed one day, it shall be the responsibility of the shift supervisor to ensure that, before the end of the shift, an accurate inventory, preferably with a witness, is made of the committed youth's personal property; that it is packed in an approved container and sealed with a copy of the inventory enclosed; and that it is stored in a designated secure area.

 

1)         The shift commander or designee, the person making the inventory and packing the personal property, and the witness, if any, shall sign the inventory form.

 

2)         A copy of the inventory form shall be placed in the committed youth's master record file; a copy shall be forwarded to the committed youth; and a copy shall be maintained by the facility in the personal property files.

 

c)         At the time of repossession, the sealed container must be opened in the presence of an employee, and the contents listed on the committed youth's inventory slip checked against the one sealed in the box.  Any discrepancies shall be noted, and the employee and committed youth shall sign the inventory report.  A copy of the inventory shall be maintained by the facility in the personal property files and in the committed youth's master record file.

 

d)         For purposes of this Section, personal property of a committed youth assigned to a single room may be locked in the room rather than placed in a container.  All other provisions of this Section shall apply.