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Guidance Documents Related to the Justice Center/IMU

Staff Exclusion List (SEL)

The Staff Exclusion List (SEL) contains names of those who have committed serious or repeated acts of abuse or neglect against people with special needs in programs under the Justice Center's jurisdiction.

Chapter 422 of the Laws of 2017 - New Requirements Relating to Chapter 501 of the Laws of 2012 (“Protection of People with Special Needs Act”) October 2018

Chapter 422 of the Laws of 2017 amended section 491 of Social Services Law to require that every facility or program under the jurisdiction of the Justice Center must have policies and procedures in place to identify and report possible crimes against a student by a custodian to local law enforcement.

Chapter 501 of the Laws of 2012 (“Protection of People with Special Needs Act”) – Vehicle and Traffic Infraction Reporting and Classification Guidance June 2018

Chapter 501 of the Laws of 2012 is guidance issued by the New York State Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs (Justice Center) to assist mandated reporters in determining whether vehicle and traffic infractions involving a custodian and student are reportable to the Justice Center. 

Chapter 501 of the Laws of 2012 ("Protection of People with Special Needs Act") - Immediate Protections Safety Assessment June 2018

The guidance outlines expectations relating to the performance of an immediate protections safety assessment and informs residential schools of an immediate protections safety assessment template that will be utilized by the New York State Education Department's Incident Management Unit.

Reporting of Incidents to the Justice Center – NYSED Quick Reference Guide February 2018

The information provides guidance on incidents that mandated reporters must report to the New York State Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs (Justice Center) if they have reasonable cause to suspect that a reportable incident occurred, either by directly witnessing an incident or by being told about it. 

Requirements relating to Chapter 501 of the Laws of 2012 (“Protection of People with Special Needs Act”) June 2014

The purpose of this memorandum is to provide information to residential schools on the requirements pertaining to standards for the protection of both day and residential students who attend residential schools governed by the New York State Education Department against abuse, neglect and other conduct that may jeopardize their health, safety and welfare.

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