CPP Visitation Procedures

  1. Visitation shall be conducted each Sunday from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.  No one will be allowed to enter the visitation area after 2:30 p.m.  Visitors may not bring food, snacks, drinks, etc.  Alternate visitation times may be requested by contacting the Resident’s case manager.  Requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis and will take into account facility needs. 
  2. In order to be allowed permission to visit, the visitor’s name and relationship must be included in the resident’s  approved visitation list.  The initial approved visitation list is developed at the Reception & Diagnostic Center (RDC) and remains with a resident during his stay of custody.  The resident’s assigned case manager is responsible for updating the visitation list.  The resident’s parole officer provides recommendations and/or conducts assessments on visitors under consideration.
  3. Immediate Family – Resident visitation is routinely permitted with immediate family members to include: parent(s), guardians, step-parents, maternal and paternal grandparents, spouse, children, siblings, and step- siblings.  Relationships must be verified by the resident’s parole officer. 
  4. Non-Immediate Family – Any other adult (age 18 and over) family members or special visitors (i.e., extended family or individuals with strong family and community relationships with the resident) shall submit visitation requests, in writing, to the resident’s assigned PO. The Parent/Guardian may submit a written request on behalf of other family members. Non-immediate family members or special visitors may be allowed ongoing visitation upon completion of an assessment for suitability and approval process. The assessment of the potential visitor shall include: (1) review of the resident’s social history; (2) interview of the parent/guardian; (3) written assessment from the parole officer; (4) written assessment from social services (if applicable); and (5) interview of the resident regarding any prior, current, or future relationship. Once the PO verifies the relationship, they will forward the information to the Case Manager with their recommendation as to whether visitation should be permitted. The requesting party shall be notified at the conclusion of the assessment process and notified by the Case Manager within 10 working days of receipt of the request.
  5. Special – Special visitors seeking an occasional visit or a one-time visit (such as clergy, attorneys, and law enforcement) with the resident may be approved for visitation after verification of the individual’s status and, for non-attorney or law-enforcement personnel, if recommended by the resident’s counselor and the local supervising court service unit director and approved by the CPP superintendent or his/her designee (i.e., the administrator on call).
  6. Visitors on Probation or Parole – Visitors who are on probation or parole with the Department of Corrections (DOC) or DJJ shall have written approval from their probation officer or parole officer and prior approval from the BRJD Superintendent in order to visit.  A copy of the approval letter shall be maintained on file at BRJD.
  7. Former Residents of BRJD – Former residents of BRJD shall not be approved to visit any resident of BRJD without written approval from the BRJD Superintendent. 
  8. Physical Contact – Physical contact between visitors and residents shall be limited. Handshaking, embracing, and kissing on the cheek will be permitted only at the beginning and end of visits. Infants and toddlers may sit on the lap of a resident as long as appropriate behavior is exhibited. There may be times when a resident is not allowed to have a young child sit in their lap, i.e., a sexual offender who has younger children as their victims and the JCC staff reserve the right to make that determination. JCC staff will monitor visitation for excessive physical contact, inappropriate behavior between resident and visitor, passing of contraband, and other violations of visitation rules. Any noted violations will result in the termination of the visit by the JCC officer in charge and possible suspension or termination of visitation privileges.
  9. There shall be no excessive noise and vulgar language. Excessive loudness shall not be tolerated.  Loud talking, which may disturb other visitors, is prohibited. The use of vulgar language is prohibited and shall result in termination of the visit if it persists after an initial warning.
  10. A responsible adult must accompany all special visitors under the age of 18.  All minors shall be supervised by their guardian and will conduct themselves appropriately.  Disruptive behavior is not permitted.
  11. No more than two (2) visitors shall be allowed to visit a Resident at any one time.
  12. All visitors shall complete a visitation form upon entering the facility.  Each visitor must possess a valid picture I.D.
  13. All special visitors age sixteen (16) and above must present some form of identification with a picture on it and be checked against the Approved Visitors List to ensure the visitor is authorized.
  14. All visitors shall be scanned with a walk-through or hand-held metal detector and/or be given a pat down “frisk” search.  If any additional searches are required, visitors must sign an approval form.  Anyone refusing to be searched will be escorted off the premises. 
  15. Visitors suspected of being under the influence of alcohol or drugs shall be denied entry for visitation. Reasonable suspicion may be based upon observable fact(s) including, but not limited to, slurred speech, disorientation, a pattern of abnormal conduct, erratic behavior, an odor of alcohol, falling, and loud and disruptive behavior.
  16. Personal belongings, including (but not limited to) purses/handbags, umbrella, duffel bags, etc., shall not be permitted in visiting areas.  Visitors with small children will be allowed one diaper and two bottles.
  17. All visitors shall park in the area(s) designated by the facility.  Personal belongings shall be left in the vehicle with the windows rolled up and all doors locked.  The institution is not responsible for such items.
  18. Visitors shall not give anything to Residents during the visit.  All items will be considered contraband.
  19. Dress Code for Resident Visitation:
    • Visitors are expected to dress appropriately and in a non-suggestive and non-offensive manner. 
    • Male visitors are expected to wear full length pants or jeans, a sweater or shirt that has either short or long sleeves and shoes
    • Female visitors are expected to wear dresses, skirts or full length pants or jeans; dress, blouse, sweater or shirt with short or long sleeves and shoes.  Skirts and dresses should be no higher than approximately 2 inches above the knee.
    • Prohibited clothing items include but are not limited to: 
      • Shorts of ANY type
      • See-through garments
      • Excessively tight-fitting or revealing clothing
      • Tank tops/muscle shirts
      • Swim wear
      • Mini-skirts
      • Culottes
      • Halter tops
      • Sleeveless or strapless dresses or tops
      • Bare feet
      • Clothing perceived to promote or suggest drugs, alcohol, firearms, tobacco, profanity, sexual promiscuity, anti-social or illegal acts, negative or insensitive racial, ethnic or religious innuendos.
  20. Visitors will be allowed to bring $5.00 in coins for use in the vending machines.  Only visitors shall handle money.
  21. Under no condition shall visitors give money to Residents or Staff on duty.
  22. Visitors shall not be permitted to bring packages for Residents.  Any exception must be approved in advance by the Superintendent/designee and left in writing for the visitation staff.
  23. Parents/guardians may feel free to discuss their child’s overall progress with the Resident Advisor, Shift Supervisor, or administrative staff.
  24. Visitation periods shall be structured so that all Residents on facility grounds will have an opportunity for visitation with family and other approved visitors.  The scheduled visitation periods are structured so those Residents will have regular meals in the campus dining facility.
  25. The visiting area is accessible to the handicapped.
  26. Visitors attempting to give, or found to have given to a Resident, any item(s) which have not been specifically approved or processed may have their visit immediately terminated.
  27. Visitors who give or attempt to give drugs, drug paraphernalia, firearms or explosives to a Resident shall be charged with a felony as specified by the Code of Virginia.  Any visitor found to have given one of these items to a Resident will lose the privilege of visitation permanently.
  28. Visitors who attempt to give or convey any item(s) to a Resident to help him/her escape or in any matter attempt       to aid a Resident in escape either with force or otherwise, may be charged with a felony as specified in the Code of Virginia.  Any visitor found to have aided, or attempted to aid a Resident in any escape or escape attempt, will lose the privilege of visitation permanently.
  29. Visitation privileges may be denied for a short period of time or for the duration of a Resident’s stay if the visitor is considered to be detrimental to the Resident, or a threat to the safe and orderly operation of the institution.  Any violation of the above rules or of the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia by a visitor may result in expulsion from the BRJD property and/or arrest.  In such an event, future visitation may be restricted or denied.
  30. Visitation hours may be shortened for reasons including but not limited to:  lack of space, unruly behavior on the part of the resident or the visitor, number of visitors, or staffing shortages due to emergency situations at the facility.  Every effort will be made to allow each family a two-hour visit with their child.  Any reduction of visiting hours shall be based upon how long a family/visitor has been at visitation (i.e., those who arrive first will be requested to leave first). 
  31. All tobacco products are prohibited on the grounds of the facility. 
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