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:
Prior to Visitation:
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, only photo ID and car key will be permitted in the building. Visitors will be required to pass through a metal detector. Please avoid wearing items that will set it off such as bras with metal underwire or shoes/boots with steel toes or arches. If a visitor is unable to pass metal detection successfully, they will not be allowed to visit. NO INTOXICATED PARENT OR GUARDIAN WILL BE ALLOWED TO VISIT A DETAINEE. Visitors who have an odor of tobacco, marijuana or alcohol on their person may be asked to leave the grounds.
Visitation is on Wednesdays (6:00pm – 6:30pm and Sundays 1:00pm-1:30pm). In-person only.
Visitor check-in will begin 15 minutes before your scheduled visitation time. Late arrivals will not be accepted.
Parents or legal guardians who cannot visit during these hours due to justifiable reasons must make special arrangements with NRVJDH. This visit must be pre-approved by the NRVJDH and scheduled at a time when staff can directly supervise the visit. 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 metal detector search.
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.
Clothing and Personal Hygiene:
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).
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