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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 6. Criminal Justice And Corrections
Agency 35. Department (Board) of Juvenile Justice
Chapter 71. Regulation Governing Juvenile Correctional Centers

6VAC35-71-580. Visitation.

A. A resident's contacts and visits with immediate family members or legal guardians shall not be subject to unreasonable limitations, and any limitation shall be implemented only as permitted by written procedures, other applicable regulations, or by order of a court.

B. Residents shall be permitted to have visitors, consistent with written procedures that take into account (i) the need for facility security and order, (ii) the behavior of individual residents and the visitors, and (iii) the importance of helping the resident maintain strong family and community relationships. Written procedures shall provide for the accommodation of special circumstances.

C. Copies of the visitation procedures shall be mailed, either electronically or via first class mail, to the residents' parents or legal guardians, as applicable and appropriate, and other applicable persons no later than close of the next business day after arrival at the JCC, unless a copy has already been provided to the individual.

D. Resident visitation at an employee's home is prohibited.

Statutory Authority

§§ 16.1-309.9, 66-10, and 66-25.1 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 29, Issue 25, eff. January 1, 2014.

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