Guidelines for Visitors to Division of Juvenile Justice Facilities

The Division of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) encourages visiting at each of its facilities. Family members are encouraged to visit. Family visits help maintain family ties and assist the ward in making plans for his or her parole.

When the ward arrives at an institution he/she meets with a treatment team member to develop an approved visiting list. The list initially is approved for immediate family members only but other family members can be added when the appropriate clearances are obtained.

Families can expect to receive an information packet from the institution shortly after the ward arrives. This packet will contain the facility’s rules and regulations for visiting. Visitors from the middle school age level and up will need a current picture identification card to enter the visiting area. Acceptable forms of identification include a current school identification card, current military identification card, a valid California identification card, or a valid California Drivers license.

Questions regarding visiting should be directed to the ward’s parole agent or youth correctional counselor. To learn more about the Division of Juvenile Justice, click this link to visit the DJJ Home Page.