Visiting Policies and Hours
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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.
- 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 visitors 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 outside 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
- 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
|Alfred D. Noyes Children's Center:|| 301-315-1610|
Tonaza Burgess (Asst. Superintendent) 443-915-8675
|Baltimore City Juvenile Justice Center||443-263-8998
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
|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||
|Victor Cullen Center:|
Carlos Herrera (Case Manager Supervisor) 301-739-7818; 240-529-4802
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| *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.|