|“Parent Visits Are Important to the Youth’s Success.”|
Support and visitation by family members are very important to your child’s well-being. Your visits can motivate and inspire them to participate in programming and meet the goals of their treatment plan, which may result in an earlier release date. You can make a difference for your child. Your visits show that you care and that they have not been forgotten. While visiting, you will be able to meet with staff to discuss your child.
Your child may have approved visitors at times determined by the facility. They will create a visitor list with help from their case manager or counselor, and you will be able to review it. To ensure safety at visitation, background checks are conducted on visitors before they are allowed on the grounds of the facility. Your child may refuse a visitor if they choose.
If you have difficulty visiting because of transportation problems or you need to schedule a special visit because of your personal circumstances, contact the facility, the regional office, or the OJJ Regional Family Liaison to request assistance.
Youth in secure care create a visitor list with help from his case manager or counselor. To ensure safety at visitation, potential visitors must provide basic information and submit to a criminal history check and be granted visitation rights prior to visiting youth. More information on this process can be obtained from the secure care facilities.