TITLE 20: CORRECTIONS, CRIMINAL JUSTICE, AND LAW ENFORCEMENT
CHAPTER IX: DEPARTMENT OF JUVENILE JUSTICE
SUBCHAPTER e: COUNTY STANDARDS
PART 2602 COUNTY JUVENILE DETENTION STANDARDS
SECTION 2602.230 LIBRARY


 

Section 2602.230  Library

 

a)         Introduction

 

1)         The opportunity to read is extremely important for the youth to develop greater self-awareness; a better understanding of the social and governmental system; and to gain information usable for vocational purposes.

 

2)         The library is a component of the school program.  Proper instruction and scheduling in the use of the library is imperative.

 

b)         Minimum Standards

 

1)         Library Services

Library services shall be made available to all youth.

 

A)        Library materials shall include up-to-date information and recreational and educational resources appropriate to individual youth.

 

B)        Reading material shall reflect racial and ethnic interests.

 

2)         Written Policy

There shall be a written policy covering the library's day-to-day activities and schedule.

 

3)         Library Personnel

Where the level of need does not require full-time library personnel, whether employed by a public library system or on the staff of the detention facility, there shall be a staff member whose job assignment shall include responsibility for ongoing development and maintenance of the library and liaison with a public library.

 

c)         Recommendations

 

1)         The personnel of the local public library system should be contacted for advice and assistance.

 

2)         The local post office should be contacted as a source for undeliverable books, periodicals, and magazines.