For Parents

Parental Visitation

Those Detainees serving weekends (48 hours or less per visit) are not eligible for parental visitation privileges.  During normal visitation, you shall be guided by the following policies and procedures:

Visitation Hours:

Normal visitation is Wednesdays from 6-7 pm and Sundays 1-2 pm. Visitor check-in will begin 15 minutes before visitation starts. Check-in will end 15 minutes after visitation begins arrivals after this point will not be accepted. Parents or legal guardians who cannot visit during normal visitation hours due to justifiable reasons must make special arrangements with NRVJDH for a supervised visit.  This visit must be pre-approved by the NRVJDH and scheduled at a time when staff can directly supervise the visit.  Visits are limited to one hour.  For a detainee in restriction, visits are limited to thirty (30) minutes.  There may be occasions when visitation times need to be shortened.  This decision will be made by the Administrator on duty.

Who may visit:

Only parents or legal guardians are allowed to visit.  If the placing agency/jurisdiction feels a visit from a detainee’s grandparents is in the best interest of the detainee, a written request to allow the above mentioned individuals must be sent to the NRVJDH.  It is imperative that the written request be received and approved by the Superintendent prior to these visitors coming to the detention home.  Individuals other than parents or legal guardians who seek to visit must obtain approval from the placing agency/jurisdiction.  Once granted, the placing agency/jurisdiction must accompany the individuals and supervise the visit.  These visits shall not be conducted during normal visitation hours but shall be scheduled in advance with the NRVJDH.  All visitors must have valid picture identification. Proof of guardianship must be provided (if other than parents) or the visitor will be denied visitation until verification can be obtained from the placing agency/jurisdiction.  A detainee has the right to refuse any visitor.

What you must do to visit:

All visitors must present photo identification and register upon entering the facility for visitation or they will be denied visitation.  Staff must verify the relationship and identity of the parent/guardian seeking visitation.  Visitors are required to leave all personal items in their cars.  No personal items may be brought into the detention home beyond the front lobby. Every visitor will be subject to full body exterior searches via a pass through metal detector.

Where visitation takes place:

Normal visitations will take place in the activity area. Only two (2) visitors at any time shall be allowed to visit with a detainee during visitation.  If a detainee has more than two (2) visitors, the time shall be divided equally among the approved visitors and each group shall have equally access to the detainee.

Clothing and personal hygeine:

Arrangements for exchanging clothing must be made at the end of visitation.  No clothing will be exchanged before or during visitation.  All clothing (except shoes) must be given to the Administrator on Duty, who will go through these items, list them in the detainee’s personal folder and have the detainee sign for items.  No personal hygiene products will be accepted by the NRVJDH for any detainee.  The NRVJDH shall supply all such products. Shoes will only be accepted by a Shift Supervisor based on genuine need of the detainee. If a Shift Supervisor is not on duty, the shoes will not be accepted (you may want to call ahead).

Reading material:

Reading materials such as books and magazines may be brought to a detainee with the understanding that it is being donated and becomes property of NRVJDH. The donated item will be given to the detainee first before going to the general population. Reading materials must be approved by the Administrator on Duty. All reading material shall be searched for contraband.

Food items:

Outside food items will not be accepted.

Behavior during visitation:

Complete cooperation with detention center staff is expected during visitation times.  Parents and detainees are expected to act appropriately during visitation.  Any negative behavior on either party’s part may result in the cancellation of the remainder of the visit.  Physical contact shall be limited to hugs and hand shakes.  Nothing is to be given to or accepted from the detainee without the administrator’s approval.  The passing of contraband items will revoke visitation privileges and court authorities will be notified of these actions.  Staff may search detainees after visitation if they suspect that contraband may have been passed.  NO INTOXICATED PARENT OR GUARDIAN WILL BE ALLOWED TO VISIT A DETAINEE WHILE IN DETENTION.  The Administrator on Duty may revoke visitation privileges if the rules are violated, and such revocation is in the best interest of the detainee.

The Administrator on Duty may revoke visitation privileges if the rules are violated, and such revocation is in the best interest of the detainee. 

Personal phone calls:

Initially, all detainees are entitled to an intake phone call. All calls must be made to a parent or legal guardian and the detainee may only speak to his or her parent or legal guardian.

The behavior management program includes privileges the children may earn during their placement here at the detention home. If a child has behaved all week without any disciplinary actions being taken, he or she may place on the weekend.

Detainees are not allowed to receive any personal telephone calls.  If the detainee’s Parent/Guardian has a cell phone, they will need to call Encartele at 866-476-6723 or visit Encartele on the web to set up a calling card account in order for you to receive calls.