The Office of Juvenile Justice (OJJ) will phase in the resumption of in person visitation at its four secure care facilities for males over the next three weekends.
The Swanson Center for Youth in Monroe and the Swanson Center for Youth in Columbia will resume visitation October 23-24.
The Acadiana Center for Youth will resume visitation the weekend of October 30-31.
The Bridge City Center for Youth will resume the weekend of November 6-7.
- All visitation will take place in visitation areas suited for proper social distancing. All visitors must follow social distance rules put forth by the facility.
- Each youth will be limited to two (2) visitors that must be verified as family members.
- In addition to normal entry checks, all visitors must pass a temperature check and Covid-19 screening.
- Visitors and youth will be provided disposable protective face masks that must be worn at all times.
Visiting Youth in Secure Care
Support from family members is very important to the treatment process. Visits from family motivate and inspire youth to participate in programming and meet the goals of his treatment plan, which may result in an earlier release date. Visitation times have been set by each facility. Special visits and videoconferences due to transportation or other issues can be arranged through the facility or regional office.
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.