Visiting Policies and Hours

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Visitation Guidelines:

Department of Juvenile Services encourages family members to visit and keep in touch with youth in the care of Department of Juvenile Services. All Department of Juvenile Services youth are able to receive visitors, subject only to the limitations that are necessary to maintain order and security at the facility. Within safety limits, authorized visitors may have opportunities for physical contact.

All visitors under the age of 21 must be accompanied by a parent: eligible family visitors (with valid photo identification):

  • Mother / father
  • Legal guardian / custodian
  • Maternal and paternal grandparents
  • Stepparents, siblings, stepsiblings (photo identification is not required if under 16 years of age and accompanied by parent or legal guardian / custodian)
  • Spouse or child (offspring) of youth in DJS care, (child must be accompanied by the Department of Juvenile Services youth’s parent or legal guardian / custodian​)
  • Significant persons - means an individual identified by the youth who plays a supportive role in the youth’s life. This could include a coach, mentor, teacher, or an additional family member, etc.
  • Other Eligible Visitors (with valid photo identification and certification/license):
    • A youth’s attorney may visit at any reasonable time.
    • Clergy may arrange visits by contacting the youth’s facility case manager and must be approved by the Facility Superintendent or designee.

* All visitors must be cleared by the community case manager.

Guidelines:

  • Visitation is offered daily - seven days a week and requires 24-hour notice from the family to the Facility Case Manager Specialist (CMS) and cannot be scheduled during the school day or during meal times.
  • All visitors under the age of 21 must be accompanied by a parent.
  • You must have a photo ID.
  • Each youth may have up to two v​isitors per visit.
  • A youth may refuse a visitation.
  • All visitors are subject to a pat down search and a scan with a metal detector.
  • Visitors may not bring personal belongings such as handbags and phones into a facility.
  • Special visits outsid​e the regular schedule may be arranged by contacting the youth’s facility case manager.
  • A particular visit may be terminated or visitation privileges suspended if the safety or security of the facility is involved or a visitor is under the influence of drugs, alcohol, or their behavior is otherwise inappropriate, including:
    • refusal to submit to pat down and metal detector wand search procedures;
    • refusal or failure to provide sufficient identification or the falsification of identification;
    • under the age of 21 not accompanied by a parent or guardian;
    • verbally or physically disruptive behavior by the youth or the visitor;
    • disturbing other person(s) in visiting area;
    • excessive physical contact between the visitor and the youth;
    • bringing contraband into the facility;
    • assisting in an escape (criminal charges will also be filed);
    • failure or refusal of visitor to adhere to dress requirements;
    • refusal of visitation by youth; or
    • violation of facility rules by the youth or the visitor

Appropriate Attire:

  • All visitors must be dressed appropriately. For example: form fitting, revealing clothing or inappropriate slogans on clothing are not allowed.
  • All hats, headdresses, scarves, shawls, coats, including religious apparel must be searched​

Contact Information:

Facility
Contact Numbers
Alfred D. Noyes Children's Center: 301-315-1610
301-762-7800
Tonaza Burgess (Asst. Superintendent​) 443-915-8675
Baltimore City Juvenile Justice Center443-263-8998
Marco Thomas (Case Manager Supervisor)​ 443-263-8923
Charles H. Hickey, Jr. School
410-663-7700
Tamara Miller (Case Manager Supervisor) 443-793-5032
Cheltenham Youth Detention Center
301-782-2400
Prince Harmon (Case Manager Supervisor) 301-782-2416
Lower Eastern Shore Children's Center
443-523-1526
Tynesia Brown-Whittington (Case Manager Supervisor) 443-523-1549
Western Maryland Children's Center
301-745-6071​
Helen Mency (Case Manager Supervisor) 301-745-6035
Treatment Center
Backbone Mountain Youth Center
​301-359-9190
Curt Taylor (Case Manager Supervisor) 301-359-9190
Green Ridge Youth Center
301-478-2930​​
Jeffrey Babich (Case Manager Supervisor) 301-478-2930
Garrett Children's Center (temporarily closed)
Victor Cullen Center:

301-739-8122
Carlos Herrera (Case Manager Supervisor)​ 301-739-7818; 240-529-4802

  
 *If approved visitors are unable to visit during regular visitation, special visits may be arranged by contacting the facility case manager.  All special visits must be approved by the facility superintendent.

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