DJJ is committed to fostering consistent communication and contact between residents and their families and natural supports. This relationship is vital to assist residents in maintaining strong family and community ties during their commitment and enhancing successful re-entry efforts upon release. Click here to read “DJJ Visitation Rules and Privileges.”
All DJJ residents are afforded visitation privileges, subject to any orders of the court and Departmental procedure and programming. Visitation rules are necessary to maintain the safety of residents and visitors and to maintain the security of the facility. Except where there are safety or security concerns, residents may have informal communication and physical contact with visitors. Departmental procedures provide for visitation by pre-approved family members and natural supports. Vehicles must be secured (closed windows and locked doors, or inhabited) in the parking lot. Personal items must be secured in the vehicle, as no personal items of any kind can come in to the facility. Vehicle keys and identification must be surrendered at the door. All visitors are subject to search of their person to ensure that contraband does not enter the facility. All visitors 13 years of age and older must have picture identification and be on a pre-approved visitor list. Visitors are expected to refrain from wearing suggestive or offensive clothing.
Visitors who refuse to cooperate with facility procedures or directives or who violate them, who attempt to circumvent the safety and security of the facility and its inhabitants are subject to immediate and/or extended/permanent loss of visiting privileges. Visitors who violate the law are reported to Virginia State Police for prosecution.
Please click on the appropriate link below for details on each facility’s visitation hours and location.