20.9.703 LENGTH OF STAY
(1) The youth correctional facility will determine a tentative length of stay for each youth who enters the facility. The length of stay establishes the tentative date upon which the facility will release the youth because the youth is suitable for and will be placed on juvenile parole.
(2) The facility will determine the tentative length of stay within the first 30 days the youth is admitted to the facility. The facility will inform the youth, the youth's parents or guardians, and the assigned juvenile parole officer of the length of stay the facility has established and the tentative release date.
(3) To determine the initial tentative length of stay the facility may consider any criteria deemed important, including but not limited to the following:
(a) the category of criminal offense or offenses the youth has committed; i.e., violent offense, crime against the person, property crime, sex offense, or misdemeanor offense;
(b) the number of offenses for which the youth has been adjudicated;
(c) the youth's treatment needs; and
(d) the recommendations of the youth court.
(4) No less than quarterly, facility staff will reevaluate the length of stay for each youth at the youth's progress reviews.
(a) Facility staff may change the length of stay for the youth based on the youth's progress through the program and the youth's progress in treatment.
(b) If the facility changes the length of stay and tentative release date, staff will inform the youth, the youth's parents or guardians, and the assigned juvenile parole officer.
History: 52-5-102, 52-5-111, 52-5-126, 52-5-127, MCA; IMP, 41-5-1513, 41-5-1522, 52-5-101, 52-5-102, MCA; NEW, 1999 MAR p. 214, Eff. 1/29/99; AMD, 2013 MAR p. 1337 Eff. 7/26/13.