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(1) This rule applies to provision of services to all youth who remain in detention beyond ten days.

(2) A range of resources should be provided to meet the needs of youth, including individual and family counseling and community services.

(a) Youth should be afforded access to mental health counseling and crisis intervention services in accordance with their needs.

(b) Psychiatric, psychological, medical, and other diagnostic services, as determined by the youth court, must be available to every youth either provided directly by the facility or by contracting with an outside agency or licensed provider which provides such services.

(c) Other professional services should be provided as needed.

(3) The facility must have a recreational program.

(a) There must be opportunities for exercise and leisure time activity. All youth must be permitted and encouraged to participate in recreation.

(b) No youth may be required or forced to participate in recreational activities.

(c) Exercise areas must be equipped and available for use within the limitations of security requirements.

(4) Procedures must allow youth to participate in religious services and counseling within the facility on a voluntary basis. All youth must have the opportunity to voluntarily practice their respective religions and to receive visits from representatives of their respective faiths within the limits imposed by safety and security restrictions.

(5) The facility shall provide library services which are available to all youth.

History: 41-5-1802, MCA; IMP, 41-5-1802, MCA; NEW, 1999 MAR p. 121, Eff. 1/15/99; AMD, 2005 MAR p. 2665, Eff. 12/23/05; AMD, 2011 MAR p. 570, Eff. 4/15/11.

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