5139.281 Granting financial assistance to detention facilities.

The department of youth services shall adopt rules prescribing the manner of application for financial assistance under this section for the operation and maintenance of a detention facility provided, or district detention facility established, under section 2151.41 of the Revised Code and prescribing minimum standards of operation, including criteria for programs of education, training, counseling, recreation, health, and safety, and qualifications of personnel with which a facility shall comply as a condition of eligibility for assistance under this section. If the board of county commissioners providing a detention facility or the board of trustees of a district detention facility applies to the department for assistance and if the department finds that the application is in accordance with the rules adopted under this section and that the facility meets the minimum standards adopted under this section, the department may grant assistance to the applicant board for the operation and maintenance of each facility in an amount not to exceed fifty per cent of the approved annual operating cost. The board shall make a separate application for each year for which assistance is requested.

The department shall adopt any necessary rules for the care, treatment, and training in a district detention facility of children found to be delinquent children and committed to the facility by the juvenile court under section 2151.19 of the Revised Code and may approve for this purpose any facility that is found to be in compliance with the rules it adopts.

The department shall fund, at least once every six months, in-service training programs approved by the department for staff members of detention facilities or district detention facilities .

Cite as R.C. § 5139.281

History. Effective Date: 01-01-2002; 2008 HB130 04-07-2009