(1) Programs shall only use the Intervention Component designated by the Department.
(2) An Intervention Component contract between the Program and Student or Offender must be executed before the Intervention Component can be administered.
(3) The Intervention Component shall only be taught by certified Instructors.
(4) The Intervention Component shall be conducted in accordance with the following requirements:
(a) Programs shall schedule the Intervention Component so that all Sessions are completed within four (4) weeks, with no more than two (2) Sessions scheduled in a single day.
(b) Intervention Component course delivery, content, and sequence of instruction shall be in accordance with the Department designated Instructor's manual.
(c) The Intervention Component shall have a minimum of five (5) paid contracts for Students planning to attend the scheduled course dates and can have no more than the maximum allowed by the Program's Certification, up to a maximum of forty (40) Students.
(d) Intervention Component courses may be instructed, canceled, or rescheduled at the discretion of the Owner if fewer than five (5) Students appear for the first Session.
(e) No Students from one Intervention Component course may be combined with Students from another Intervention Component course to complete Sessions of a course. However, a Student with an excused absence may attend an Intervention Component course other than the one he or she started for the purpose of completing missed Sessions. An absence is considered excused if the Student is called for military duty, has a personal medical emergency or a medical emergency involving an immediate family member, or there is a death in the Student's immediate family. Other absences may be excused at the Program Owner's discretion.
(f) All Students shall be required to attend the Intervention Component for the entire twenty (20) hours, and no Student may be admitted late or dismissed early from any Session;
(g) Intervention Component classes shall be held in accordance with the course schedule on file with the Department. Schedule amendments shall be submitted to the Department at least five (5) business days prior to the beginning of any impacted class.
(h) A class roll following a format prescribed by the Department shall be signed by each Student and Instructor at the beginning of each Session;
(i) Illiterate and/or disabled Students and Offenders shall be reasonably accommodated.
Authority: O.C.G.A. §§40-5-82 and 40-5-83. History. Original Rule entitled “Intervention Component” adopted. F. July 24, 2009; eff. Aug. 13, 2009. Amended: F. May 7, 2015; eff. May 27, 2015.