Youth may only receive incoming mail from, and send outgoing mail to, people on their approved writing list. 

  • The parent or guardian or Parole Counselor is the ONLY person who can add to this list.
  • All requests for additions must be made in writing and signed by their guardian or Parole Counselor.
  • Youth are allowed to write 2 Letters each week.  All other postage is paid for by Nevada Youth Training Center. Letters to their parole officer do not require postage.   Any mail, incoming or outgoing that is unapproved will be returned to sender.
  • Youth may turn in outgoing mail to staff at any time of the day.  Incoming mail is usually distributed after school as “mail call.”

Mail should be addressed to:

Nevada Youth Training Center
ATTN: Youth’s Name
P. O. Box 459 Youth Center Road
Elko, Nevada 89801


Phone calls are to and from parents, guardians, parole officers, or attorneys. All others will require prior approval.

  • Youth are allowed to have 10 minute phone call once a day.  Special conditions apply for youth whose parents have co-custody and live separately.  The cottage Senior Group Supervisor will make arrangements for these calls. Split into 2 phone calls – 5 minutes per call.
  • Staff may monitor all or part of a call that is determined or suspected to be inappropriate, of negative content, or to an unapproved person.  Phone calls may be monitored with administrative approval for safety and security reasons.
  • A call can be terminated without recourse.


Youth will be allowed their first visit after they have been at NYTC 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 Superintendent.  Assistant Head Group Supervisors 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 (Frontier Dorm).  These visits will be limited to no more than immediate family members.   
  • Times of visitation are between the hours of 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.  No overnight visits are allowed. 
  • 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.   
  • 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 NYTC staff in any way, may have their visitation privileges suspended and/or terminated.


Money in any form that comes into youth’s possession will be placed in a sealed envelope by staff. Youth will witness this and sign the seal.

  • The money is taken to the Administration Building for deposit into youth account. 
  • Youth are not to have any money in their possession or in their room.  If they have any money, they are considered a run risk and in possession of contraband. 
  • Money in their account may be used for the purchase of items at the local grocery store.  Authorized amounts for commissary purchases are based on an acceptable level.


Youth are not allowed to have their own clothing while at NYTC. NYTC provides the following items for youth to be worn while attending NYTC:


  • 2 pairs of tan Khaki pants 
  • 3 green polo shirts 
  • 1 belt  
  • 8 pairs of underwear  
  • 8 white t-shirts  
  • 8 pairs of socks 
  • 1 pairs of tennis shoes (If Needed) 
  • 1 pair of shower shoes 
  • 1 set of sleeping shorts and t-shirt

All clothing items listed above will be provided for them.

Youth will not be allowed to wear any piece of clothing that includes, but is not limited to the following; logos, team symbols, or colors that represent youth gang affiliation.



Q: When can I come visit my child? Who can visit?

A: Visits by immediate family members or legal guardians are permitted 28 days after your child’s entry date. Youth may receive a visit every 28 days.

Q: How long do visits last?

A: All visits are pre-approved. Visitation hours are from 9am-5:00pm daily.

Q: What items can my child have?

A:  The youth are provide dall the needed clothing and hygiene items during their stay at Nevada Youth Training Center. They may receive a package from home twice a year on approval from the institution. The days that they may receive packages is on their birthday and at Christmas.

Q: How long will my youth be in the facility?

A: Youth are assessed and then assigned either a 6 month or a 9 month stay, based upon several factors. Youth are assigned to the facility to complete the program; to learning valuable life skills, receiving counseling and mentoring, and learning how to handle issues they face. Youth must complete the program, maintaining an appropriate behavior in the level system, and applying skills they’ve learned on a daily basis.


Nevada Youth Training Center
(775) 738-6200
P.O. Box 459 Youth Center Road
Elko, NV 89803