Clothing and Personal Hygiene:
No personal hygiene products or clothing will be accepted by the NRVJDH for any detainee. The NRVJDH shall supply all such products.
Books and Magazines:
Reading materials such as books and magazines will no longer be accepted. Our education department has assembled a great reading library that includes books and magazines. If you do have a special request, let us know and we can make arrangements to have it ordered and delivered.
Outgoing – Your child is allowed to write letters twice per week. We provide postage and writing materials. Your child may write to anyone (s)he chooses, however, all letters will be sent to you for you to forward, if you so choose. You will have to apply postage to these letters. This does not apply to letter privileges your child may earn where they may write anyone they choose.
Incoming – You are encouraged to write your child at the above address. For safety and security, all mail is photocopied and given to the addressee. The originals are shredded. Do NOT send originals that you do not want shredded. This includes pictures.
We strongly encourage parents not to send packages to their child. In the rare instance that a package arrives for a detainee, it may not be held more than 48 hours, excluding weekends and holidays. Packages are to be opened in the presence of the detainee and any items not permitted by the NRVJDH program will be stored or disposed of in accordance with standard operating procedures. The detainee will be informed of the contents of the package and the disposition of the items.
As a rule, unless it is a letter and/or pictures, ALL items will be resealed in the original packaging, listed on their property sheet and placed in the detainee’s personals. Any letters and/or pictures received in a package will adhere to the procedures above. Note: All letters must arrive via the postal/package system – hand passed notes, cards or letters are not allowed.
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 one on the weekend.
Detainees are not allowed to receive any personal telephone calls. For support or getting help setting up an account, go to: https://customer.cidnet.net