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(1) Program. The department shall administer a mother-young child care program allowing females to retain, during participation in the program, the physical custody of their children.
(2) Eligibility. (a) The department shall provide the program for females who are:
1. Prisoners; or
2. On probation, extended supervision or parole and who, if approved by the department under par. (b), would participate in the program as an alternative to revocation of probation, extended supervision or parole.
(b) A female covered under par. (a) and her child may enter the program if all of the following conditions are met:
1. The female covered under par. (a) consents to participate.
2. The department approves and the female covered under par. (a) is pregnant or has a child who has not attained the age of one year.
(3) Services. The department shall do all of the following under the program:
(a) Place program participants in the least restrictive placement consistent with community safety and correctional needs and objectives.
(b) Provide a stable, safe and stimulating environment for each child participating in the program.
(d) Provide program services with the goal of achieving a stable relationship between each mother and her child during and after participation in the program.
(e) Prepare each mother to be able to live in a safe, lawful and stable manner in the community upon parole, extended supervision or discharge.
(4) Purchase of services. The department shall purchase the services of a private, nonprofit organization to administer the mother-young child care program.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Wisconsin Statutes Corrections (Ch. 301 to 304) § 301.049. Mother-young child care program - last updated January 01, 2018 | https://codes.findlaw.com/wi/corrections-ch-301-to-304/wi-st-301-049/
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