Visitation is held twice a month. Families may visit on the first Saturday and the third Sunday of each month. Youth are eligible for visitation after 14 days in the WOW program. Visitation is divided into two sessions: 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Visitors may visit during the morning session, afternoon session, or both sessions; however visitors must leave at 11:30 a.m. while lunch is served and may return at 1:30 p.m. for afternoon visitation. Visitors are not permitted to eat with the students.
A student’s Attorney, Probation Officer, Social Worker, or other specified authoritative bodies may visit any time during regular business hours (Mon – Fri 8:00 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.); however, 24 hour prior notification to WOW program administrative personnel is requested.
Only immediate family members will be allowed to visit. Immediate family consists of:
- Parents and stepparents
- Brothers and sisters
- Husband (must be verified with a marriage license)
- Legal guardians
No cousins, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, or boyfriends are permitted to visit with the exception of those designated as legal guardians. Only four visitors will be allowed to visit with the student during the scheduled visitation time.
All visitors who come to the facility must be on a visitation list and will be required to present valid picture identification (driver’s license, state ID’s, employment ID’s, military ID cards, or passports are examples of acceptable forms of ID) and sign a visitor’s roster at the designated checkpoint. Visitors younger than 19 must be approved by the WOW Treatment Team prior to visitation day.
Special visits (i.e., family emergencies or for a student who is hospitalized) may be arranged for a student by contacting the student’s Therapist to set a date, time, and a purpose for the visit. Family counseling sessions may also be scheduled outside of the regular visitation schedule. Such sessions will be arranged by the student’s individual Therapist.
Visitors CANNOT bring food, alcoholic beverages, drugs, tobacco products (cigarettes, chewing tobacco, dipping tobacco, and all variations of smokeless tobacco), cameras, purses, backpacks, cell phones, or weapons of any type on the facility campus. Smoking is not allowed at any time. Please refrain from wearing revealing and tight fitting clothing. Also, do not wear clothing bearing gang related or offensive slogans. All visitors will be searched upon entry into the facility and may be searched again if contraband is found in the facility during visitation.
Visitors’ identification and keys must be presented to the designated staff upon entry into the facility and all other personal belongings should be secured in the vehicle. The WOW program is not responsible for any items that are lost or stolen during visitation. If visitors violate any WOW program rules they may be asked to leave the facility and future visits may be temporarily suspended.