Register December 2015 No. 720
Chapter DOC 381
DOC 381.01   Authority.
DOC 381.02   Applicability.
DOC 381.03   Definitions.
DOC 381.04   Purpose.
DOC 381.05   Furlough and offgrounds leave.
DOC 381.06   Trial visit.
Ch. DOC 381 Note Note: Chapter HSS 341 as it existed on June 30, 2000 was repealed and a new Chapter DOC 381 was created, Register, June, 2000, No. 534, effective July 1, 2000.
DOC 381.01 DOC 381.01Authority. This chapter is promulgated under the authority of ss. 227.11 (2), 301.03 (10) and 938.48 (16), Stats.
DOC 381.01 History History: Cr. Register, June, 2000, No. 534, eff. 7-1-00.
DOC 381.02 DOC 381.02Applicability. This chapter applies to the department and all youth who are under its supervision in a type 1 secured correctional facility consistent with the requirements of law.
DOC 381.02 History History: Cr. Register, June, 2000, No. 534, eff. 7-1-00.
DOC 381.03 DOC 381.03Definitions.
DOC 381.03(1) (1) “ Administrator" means the administrator of the division of juvenile corrections or that person's designee.
DOC 381.03(2) (2) “Alternate care placement" means the placement of a youth in an alternate placement, including placement in a child caring institution, group home, foster home or treatment foster home.
DOC 381.03(3) (3) “Close family member" means the youth's natural, adoptive, step or foster parents, spouse, children, grandparents or siblings. A parent surrogate is within the definition of parent if it can be substantiated that a claimed surrogate did in fact act as a parent to the youth although the parent surrogate was not an adoptive, foster or stepparent.
DOC 381.03(4) (4) “Department" means the department of corrections.
DOC 381.03(5) (5) “Escorted" means accompanied by one or more staff.
DOC 381.03(6) (6) “Furlough" means an approved, supervised leave for a youth from an institution, not exceeding 7 days.
DOC 381.03(7) (7) “Institution" means a type 1 secured correctional facility within the meaning of s. 938.02 (19), Stats.
DOC 381.03(8) (8) “OJOR" means the department's office of juvenile offender review.
DOC 381.03(9) (9) “Offgrounds leave" means an approved escorted or supervised leave for a youth from an institution, not exceeding 24 hours.
DOC 381.03(10) (10) “Staff" means an employee of the department.
DOC 381.03(11) (11) “Superintendent" means the superintendent of an institution or that person's designee.
DOC 381.03(12) (12) “Supervision" means close and continuous oversight and physical control of a youth with the responsibility to notify department staff if the youth does not comply with department conditions of the furlough, offgrounds leave leave or trial visit.
DOC 381.03(13) (13) “Trial visit" means an approved leave for a youth from an institution in a trial placement, not exceeding 30 days.
DOC 381.03(14) (14) “Youth" means a person or persons under the supervision of the department in an institution consistent with the requirements of law and regardless of age.
DOC 381.03 History History: Cr. Register, June, 2000, No. 534, eff. 7-1-00.
DOC 381.04 DOC 381.04Purpose.
DOC 381.04(1) (1) Furlough, offgrounds leave, and trial visit programs are intended to promote the treatment and program needs and community reintegration of youth by permitting qualified youth to experience an authorized absence from an institution.
DOC 381.04(2) (2) A furlough or offgrounds leave may be granted for any of the following purposes:
DOC 381.04(2)(a) (a) To attend the funeral of a close family member.
DOC 381.04(2)(b) (b) To visit a terminally ill close family member.
DOC 381.04(2)(c) (c) To respond to a request from law enforcement officials or to make a court appearance.
DOC 381.04(2)(d) (d) To attend educational, social, therapeutic, athletic or recreational events.
DOC 381.04(2)(e) (e) To participate in a structured work program.
DOC 381.04(2)(f) (f) To be interviewed by a prospective employer or educational official who requests the interview to determine an appropriate work release or study release placement.
DOC 381.04(2)(g) (g) For medical purposes.
DOC 381.04(2)(h) (h) To participate in activities deemed appropriate by the superintendent.
DOC 381.04(2)(i) (i) To participate in community and family reintegration.
DOC 381.04(3) (3) The department uses a trial visit to evaluate a placement in the community, either at the youth's home or in an alternate care placement, and to provide a period of time for a youth to adjust to a placement.
DOC 381.04(4) (4) A superintendent shall make institution policies and procedures regarding furloughs, offgrounds leave and trial visits available to youth.
DOC 381.04 History History: Cr. Register, June, 2000, No. 534, eff. 7-1-00.
DOC 381.05 DOC 381.05Furlough and offgrounds leave.
DOC 381.05(1)(a) (a) A youth may submit a written request for a furlough or offgrounds leave to the superintendent who may authorize the absence from the institution under s. DOC 381.04 (2).
DOC 381.05(1)(b) (b) The superintendent shall identify the persons who will provide supervision of the youth and shall provide the aftercare agent with the information referred to in sub. (5).
DOC 381.05(1)(c) (c) The institution social worker shall provide appropriate victim and witness notification.
DOC 381.05 Note Note: It is the intent of the department that other staff may provide notification.
DOC 381.05(1)(d) (d) The superintendent may impose any conditions of conduct or other conditions on a furlough or offgrounds leave.
DOC 381.05(1)(e) (e) The superintendent shall provide a copy of a decision to grant or deny a furlough or offgrounds leave to the youth prior to the proposed furlough or offgrounds leave. The decision shall state the reasons for a denial.
DOC 381.05(2) (2) A superintendent may cancel a furlough or offgrounds leave at any time. The cancellation order shall be in writing, shall state the reasons for the cancellation and a copy shall be provided to the youth.
DOC 381.05(3) (3) Youth on a leave from the institution under sub. (1) are under the supervision of the department. A youth who violates any condition under sub. (1) (d) or any lawful directive of institution staff, aftercare agent or other person providing supervision may be disciplined under ch. DOC 373.
DOC 381.05(4) (4) A youth who intentionally fails to return or who intentionally leaves the area designated as the limits of confinement in the conditions under sub. (1) (d) may be treated as an escapee under s. 946.42 (3) (c), Stats.
DOC 381.05(5) (5) A record of a furlough or offgrounds leave shall be maintained and include all of the following:
DOC 381.05(5)(a) (a) The name of the youth.
Published under s. 35.93, Stats. Updated on the first day of each month. Entire code is always current. The Register date on each page is the date the chapter was last published.