Interventions and Consequences, Security Procedures and Emergency Procedures

Interventions and Consequences

Consequences for negative behavior may include:

  • Loss of school points & fines.
  • Cool down.
  • Day Room Restriction, Room Rotation or Permanent Day Room Restriction.
  • After school time may be assessed.
  • Lock down time (based on your behavior).
  • Special Incident Reports being forwarded to the District Attorney’s office and JSO staff.
  • Serious infractions may result in court action, i.e., revocation of probation and placement in detention.

If staff is contacted after school hours by a parent, guardian, or the surveillance officer regarding your behavior at home, you will be issued a purchase for wasting staff’s time.

Cool Downs:

Cool downs are used when you become agitated, frustrated, are disrupting others or not following instructions. You may request a voluntary cool down or staff may instruct you to take a cool down.  If a staff member tells you to go to a cool down, you are expected to go immediately to the area designated.  Cool downs allow you the opportunity to calm down and regain your composure.  Each cool down will last 15 minutes.  After you have regained your composure, staff will discuss alternative behaviors with you and then you will return to normal activities and continue your day.  You are allowed 2 staff instructed cool downs per shift, before day room restriction is issued.  You will receive day room restriction if you need to receive additional staff instructed cool downs. Voluntary cool downs(which you request) will not count against you for day room restriction unless staff determine you are using them to avoid participation in school or assigned activities.  As long as you continue to follow instructions, you will be able to return to class after 15 minutes.  If you refuse to go to a cool down or have to be physically helped, a security procedure will be called and additional consequences will be issued. Each cool down you take will cost $1.50 and be recorded as a purchase on your checkbook sheet.

Room Rotation (RR)

Room rotation is utilized when two or more students are not to have contact with each other. When you are placed on room rotation, you take turns with the person(s) you are not to have contact with rotating between being in a room and being on the floor with the other students. If you are serving Day Room Restriction or Permanent Day Room Restriction during any portion of your turn to be on the floor with the other students, you will forfeit your turn on the floor. Room rotation is determined by Administration. Students may earn up to half their points on their daily behavior point sheet if they are completing school work. There are two different types of room rotation.

No-Contact Rotation is assigned when you and another student are not to have contact because you are both involved in the same pending court case.

Behavior Rotation: may be assigned when staff have concerns that you and another student are having difficulty getting along, are feeding into each other's negative behaviors, or may be a result of past relationships outside of the facility i.e. rival gang members.

Day Room Restriction: (DRR)

Day Room Restriction is used when you are unable to manage your behavior, continue to act out and are being generally disruptive, getting far behind on school work, and not responding to less restrictive alternatives such as teaching interactions or cool downs.  If you receive DRR during the school day, you will remain after school until at least 4:00p.m./1600 hours.  When you are on DRR, you are expected to complete all school work and eat all meals served in your assigned room.  The room door shall remain unlocked unless a Security Procedure is called or your behavior begins to deteriorate.  You will receive positive feedback on your checkbook sheet for following DRR expectations. DRR is assigned in 1 hour increments, if you fail to follow DRR expectations, your assigned time may be extended and/or you may be assigned lockdown time. Day Room Restriction is an opportunity for you to avoid lockdown. 

Expectations:

  • Stay in your room.
  • Ask permission before leaving your room.
  • Stay on task with assigned activities, i.e. school work, reading, copy work, or other approved activities.
  • Do not talk to youth outside of your room.
  • You will be allowed to take cool downs.
  • You are not allowed to sleep.
  • Your door may be propped completely or partially open depending upon your behavior.
  • You may be assessed a question deposit if you begin asking excessive questions.
  • You will receive a DRR check in report,  (The check in report is an opportunity to receive feedback for following expectations on DRR).
  • You will complete a youth thinking report (YTR) before exiting DRR. Your YTR needs to be approved by staff before you will be removed from DRR status.

 

Lock Down:

You may be placed into lockdown for any of the following reasons:

You are out of control.
You are refusing to obey reasonable and lawful requests.
You are behaving in a way that presents a threat to yourself or others.

How do I get off Lock Down?

  • The amount of time you spend in lock down will depend on you.      
  • If you are following expectations then you will be eligible to complete a Youth Thinking Report (YTR) to demonstrate that you understand the facility’s expectations and are ready to follow the program.  
  • Once you complete an acceptable YTR, you will able to exit lock down.
  • The decision about whether a YTR is considered acceptable or not is determined by Administration.  If you do not complete an acceptable YTR on your first try, you will be provided with as many opportunities as necessary to complete a satisfactory report.

Expectations:

  • You are expected to respond appropriately to staff.
  • Reading and school material may be allowed if your behavior is appropriate.
  • Shoes, sweats, pencils and checkbook sheets are not allowed in your room.
  • Prior to staff entering the room for meals, medication, etc., you will be expected to sit down on the bed.

 

Restraints:

Our goal is to not have to restrain youth. If your behavior escalates to the point that you are creating an unsafe environment for everyone, a security procedure will be called (see Emergency Procedures section). Once the security procedure is called, all of your peers will be removed from the area to ensure their safety and provide you with some privacy while you try to regain your composure. We will request that you move to an assigned room under your own power. If you continue to refuse to move or act in a threatening manner toward others, you will be restrained. Staff may place you in restraints so that you can be transported safely to a room. You will only be restrained or remain in restraints as long as it takes staff to move you into a room and ensure that you are safe. If you harm peers or staff members, a police report will be filed. You will be placed in lockdown until you can successfully complete a Youth Thinking Report.

Gang Activity:

There is ZERO tolerance for gang activity. If you are caught in possession of, or produce gang writing or gang related drawings, using hand gestures of any kind (“Peace sign” “OK” “Thumbs up” “The Bird” etc.), using any gang related (or suspected gang related) slang or speech, symbols or symbolisms (i.e., wearing clothes in a certain manner), your behavior will result in a fine and possible further consequences if you continue the behavior. If you have any question about what is and what is not appropriate you need to ask a staff member.

Escape/Riot:

It is against the law to escape or riot, or attempt to escape from or cause/incite a riot in this facility.  Attempts to escape or riot, talking or joking about escape or riot will be recorded on a special incident report and forwarded to your probation officer, case manager, law enforcement, and the Courts.  The police may be contacted to file a police report and you may receive additional consequences.

  • Talking or joking about rioting or escape with any of the other students or facility residents is prohibited.
  • Knowing about a plan to riot or an escape plan, and not reporting it to staff, will result in consequences.
     

Tattooing:

You will not be permitted to tattoo, mark or write on yourself or others. If you arrive at school with a new tattoo it will be photographed and your JSO officer will be notified.

Grievances:

If there is a situation that occurs that you disagree with and you have followed the chain of command starting with the staff member involved and you still feel that the issue has not been resolved, you may file a grievance.  You may obtain a grievance form from staff to complete outlining your grievance.  Once you have completed the form, please turn it in to any staff member so it can be forwarded to Administration for review.  Your grievance will be reviewed with you by someone in Administration (Shift Supervisors, Operations Manager, Assistant Director, or Director).

CJS-YS Chain of Command

Director
Assistant Director
Operations Manager
Shift Supervisor
Officer in Charge
Corrections Officer  -- The chain of command starts here.

Security Procedures

When a resident or student behavior is escalating and they are refusing to go to a cool down or room, they are creating an unsafe environment.  To ensure your safety, staff will call a Security Procedure. 

Expectations:

  • Follow staff instructions.
    • This may include moving to another location in the building, or to your assigned room. It is important to follow staff’s instruction immediately to ensure everyone’s safety and so that the problem can be resolved quickly.
  • Do not ask questions.
  • No talking.
  • Move to the assigned location as quickly as possible.
    • You will be asked to face away from the incident/problem.
  • If you are in a room/cell:
    • Close your door and slide your pencil and checkbook sheet under your door.
    • Sit in your room quietly until the security procedure is over and staff let you out of your room.
    • Do not look out the window or push your intercom button.
    • Once the problem has been resolved, you will be let out of your room.
  • Positive feedback will be given if you followed all instructions during the security procedure.
  • If you do not follow instructions, you will receive fines and may receive DRR or lockdown depending on the seriousness of their behavior. 
  • Residents/students who cause a security procedure may be placed in lockdown.
     

Fire 

In the event of a fire, all students will exit the building through the day school entrance. You are to remain quiet and stay with staff and teachers until given further instructions. If you are in the detention area or a room at the time of the emergency, you will exit through the patio doorway located near the Detention Operations Managers office. When you are in the patio area, stand along the back fence quietly until given further instructions.

Tornado
When weather conditions are threatening and it is necessary to seek shelter, all students will need to remain calm so that they can hear and respond to staff's instructions. Staff will tell you which of the designated shelter areas you are to go to. Students/residents will sit on the floor. If a tornado is eminent, youth should then put their heads down and cover their head and neck with their arms.

Other Evacuations
There are other emergencies that might occur that would require an evacuation of the facility. In those situations, you will need to remain calm and follow staff's instructions.

Drills

Fire and tornado drills will be conducted periodically. Drills will be conducted as if there is an actual emergency. You will need to know what to do, So Be Prepared. Failure to follow security procedures and emergency drills may result in DRR.