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Programs with an overnight component must:

  • Prohibit minors of different genders from sharing accommodations.
  • Prohibit minors and adults from sharing accommodations (unless it is a parent sharing space with their own child only).
  • Prohibit minors of different genders from bathing, showering, or changing clothes in the same space; if separate facilities are not feasible, a schedule must be created allowing for separate usage times.
  • Prohibit minors and adults from bathing, showering, or changing clothes in the same space; if separate facilities are not feasible, a schedule must be created allowing for separate usage times.
  • Make reasonable attempts to house participants who are 17 and older separately from those who are 16 and under.
  • Have scheduled curfews commensurate with the ages of the participants.
  • Require at least two authorized persons be present for bed checks.
  • Have a documented incident response procedure if a minor is not accounted for at curfew or bed check.
  • Orient minor participants on where and how to locate authorized persons in the overnight hours.
  • Orient minor participants in the facility‚Äôs emergency exit plans.