Compilation of Rules and Regulations of the State of Georgia
Department 97 - DEPARTMENT OF JUVENILE JUSTICE.
Chapter 97-1 - RULES OF GENERAL APPLICABILITY
Rule 97-1-.03 - General Definitions

Universal Citation: GA Rules and Regs r 97-1-.03

RULE 97-1-.03. General Definitions

The following definitions shall apply generally to all rules and regulations of the Department of Juvenile Justice.

(a) "Board" shall mean the Board of the Department of Juvenile Justice.

(b) "Delinquent child or youth" or "child in need of services" shall mean any person so adjudged under Article 1 of Chapter 11 of Title 15.

(c) "Department" shall mean the Department of Juvenile Justice.

(d) "Commissioner" shall mean the Commissioner of the Department of Juvenile Justice.

(e) "Restrictive custody" means in the custody of the Department for purposes of housing in a secure residential facility or nonsecure residential facility.

(f) "Secure residential facility" means a hardware secure residential institution operated by or on behalf of the Department and shall include a youth development center or a regional youth detention center.

(g) "Nonsecure residential facility" means community residential locations operated by or on behalf of the Department and may include group homes, emergency shelters, wilderness or outdoor therapeutic programs, or other facilities that provide 24 hour care in a residential setting.

(h) "Class A designated felony act" means a delinquent act committed by a child 13 years or older which, if committed by an adult, would be one or more of the specific crimes listed in O.C.G.A. §15-11-2(12).

(i) "Class B designated felony act" means a delinquent act committed by a child 13 years or older which, if committed by an adult, would be one or more of the specific crimes listed in O.C.G.A. §15-11-2(13).

O.C.G.A. §§49-4A-1, 50-11-2.

(Original Rule entitled "General Definitions" adopted. F. Sept. 1, 1992; eff. Sept. 21, 1992. Amended: F. May 28, 1997; eff. Jul. 1, 1997, as specified by the Agency. Amended: F. Aug. 2, 2016; eff. Aug. 22, 2016.)
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