Youth will be allowed their first visit after they have been at CYC for 28 days. Visits are allowed once a month after the first visit. All visits are subject to behavior. Certain circumstances may warrant staff supervised visits on campus.
All visits must be approved by the cottage staff team. Youth must submit a written request that includes all persons visiting and the date(s) they will be visiting. Only immediate family (mother, father, brothers and sisters, grandparents if they are a guardian) may visit unless prior approval has been given.
On campus visits will be supervised and in a designated area. These visits will be limited to no more than 2 adults and 1 child at a time.
Times and lengths of visits are based on the youth's earned level. Off campus visiting hours are from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. No overnight visits are allowed.
On off campus visits youth will be in the temporary custody of their parents or guardian. Youth must remain with them and in their sight supervision at all times. Youth must stay in Lincoln County, in the specified area during the visit.
The City of Caliente has three parks that are free (except the pool), and there are several State Parks within a 35 mile radius that require a use fee. Activities range from hiking and horseshoes to picnicking and fishing.
Visiting, either by phone or in person, with anyone that has not been approved, is a violation of the visitation policy, and will result in sanctions. Youth also should not be sending any mail out while on their visit.
Youth will be expected to uphold the standards set by CYC and to follow all local and state laws while on your visit (i.e. no smoking, no drinking, no driving) Youth must remain dressed in the clothing they leave campus with, unless prior approval is granted. Youth may request permission to change clothing to accommodate for activities such as hiking or swimming.
All visitors are expected to be dressed conservatively and appropriately. Failure to do so may delay the visit. No halter tops, extremely short skirts or shorts, gang related clothing, or sheer material is permitted.
Visitors who are observed to be under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol, or are abusive to youth or CYC staff in any way, may have their visitation privileges suspended and/or terminated.