Youth at the Iris Garret Juvenile Justice Complex shall be allowed to receive visits with parents, guardians or persons standing in loco parentis, and children of youth, for a minimum of two (2) hours pers week. The facility may use technology as an alternative to in person visitation, but not as a replacement.

Approved Visitors

The following may be placed upon the youth’s list of approved visitors and will be permitted to visit upon providing proper identification:

VisitorRequired ID
Parents / Legal GuardiansGovernment Issued Picture Identification
Person / Persons Standing in Loco ParentisGovernment Issued Picture Identification
Step ParentGovernment Issued Picture Identification and County issued marriage certificate
GrandparentsGovernment Issued Identification
Youth's ChildBirth Certificate certified copy or original
Youth's SpouseValid Marriage License and Government issued Picture Identification
Other visitors as approved by the facility AdministrationGovernment Issued Picture Identification

Visiting During COVID-19

In an effort to ensure the youth, staff, and visitor are safe from exposure to COVID-19, safety measures have been put into place.

  1. Youths will visit with their parent, guardian or person standing in loco parentis for two (2) hours in the front lobby.
  1. To minimize exposure, only one (1) parent, guardian or person standing in loco parentis will be allowed to enter the facility per visit.

  2. Prior to the youth’s parent, guardian or person standing in loco parentis entering the facility, they will be required to complete the Coronavirus Supplemental Screening form that was developed by the department’s contract medical provider WellPath.
    • Any visitors to answer “yes” to any of the supplemental questions will be denied entry into the facility.
  3. All visitors will have their temperatures taken.
    • Any visitor who has a temperature of 100.4 F or greater or exhibits symptoms of lower respiratory illness (i.e. cough, sore throat, shortness of breath) will be denied into the facility.
  4. Youths and visitors will be required to wear a face mask at all times.
  1. Visitors are required to bring their own face mask.
  1. Visitors are required to report to the juvenile facility, thirty minutes before the scheduled visit.
  1. Visitors will be directed to sit in designated seats prior to the youths entering the front lobby.
    • To ensure social distancing, all chairs are pre-measured by staff and placed six feet apart.
    • Youths will enter the visitation room individually and will be reminded to maintain social distancing while approaching their designated seat.  
  1. Youths and visitors will not be allowed to have physical contact of any kind for the entire duration of the visit.
  1.  Any visitor/youth who refuses to adhere to the visiting guidelines will result in immediate termination of the visit and the visitor will be asked to leave.

Visiting Schedule

Regular visiting will be held on Saturday and Sunday by the designated housing Unit. See below for scheduled days and times for each unit.

G - Unit8:00 AM - 10:00 AMSaturday
H - Unit10:30 AM - 12:30 PMSaturday
C - Unit8:00 AM - 10:00 AMSunday
D - Unit10:30 AM - 12:30 PMSunday

Special Visits

Special visits may occur as follows:

  1. Admission Visit – Youth may have a visit with parents within 24 hours following admission into the facility
  2. Special Visits – The Superintendent, Program Manager, Program Specialist, SJIO, or Juvenile Court may authorize special visits for a youth. These visits may be authorized for cause when the best interests of the youth and the facility can be served by permitting such a visit.
  • Special visits will be held in the court lobby or intake area.
  • Restricted visits will be held in the non-contact visiting rooms in the intake area

Rules for Visitors

  • No weapons are allowed in the Institution. Personal effects, including purses, pocket knives, nail files, nail clippers, cell phones, pens, pencils, etc. are not allowed.
  • Visitors are required to present a Government issued picture identification when visiting.
  • Visitors will be subject to metal detector screening.
  • Visitors will be patted down before visiting with the youth.
  • All visitors must dress appropriately.
  • Youth are allowed a minimum of two (2) hours of visits per week.
  • Lockers may be provided for individuals not having an alternative method of leaving property behind when visiting.
  • Children are not to be left unattended in the waiting room, or outside the Institution.
  • No food or drinks may be brought into the Institution when visiting. 
  • For more information on articles that can be left at the institution for youth, please call (209) 381-1400.
  • Visitation will be denied to anyone who appears to be under the influence of an intoxicant.