Visitation Rules & Information
- Parents, attorneys, caseworkers and clergy may visit detained youth. Special arrangements may be made for counselors or therapists to visit youth for the purpose of doing therapy.
- All other visitors are exceptions to policy and must have prior permission and be at least 18 years of age. This process is initiated through the youth’s assigned probation officer and approved by detention administration. Good cause must be established for these exceptions.
- Siblings six and under may visit with their parents, but it is strongly suggested that other arrangements be made for their supervision.
- Visitors must sign in no later than 15 minutes prior to the hour during which they wish to visit.
- Visitors will sign in and sign out of the registry indicating that they understand and agree to abide by all of the visitation rules.
- Visitors requesting visits outside of normal visiting time must obtain written approval from their child's probation officer.
- If a youth’s parents are unable to visit their child, alternative resources may be considered in order to provide support to the detained youth. Speak with the youth’s assigned probation officer if you have questions about visitation exceptions.
- All visitors must satisfactorily pass through a metal detector and may be searched if detention staff have reason to believe they possess weapons or contraband.
- Visitors must store all belongings in a locker located in the lobby.
- A maximum of three visitors per visit is allowed. If the number of visitors exceeds the visitation rooms available, visitors will be allowed to visit as soon as room becomes free.
- Use of tobacco products, food and beverage items are not allowed in the visitation area.
- Anything brought into detention for the juveniles must be cleared with detention staff. Intoxicants, unlawful drugs or any object which could be used as a weapon or as part of an escape attempt are not permitted in the visitation area.
- Profane and/or threatening behavior and behavior which is disruptive to others is not permitted and will result in the termination of the visit and the possible loss of visitation privileges.
- Detention shift supervisors have the authority to veto or terminate any visit if the visit compromises the safety and security of the facility, detainee or staff.
- Please do not jeopardize your visitation privileges. If you are unsure of rules, please ask detention staff.