Due to COVID 19, all visitation has been cancelled until further notice.
Residents in Detention may have visitors. Visitors will be limited to parents and custodial guardians, clergy, attorneys, and caseworkers.
Visitors will NOT bring into detention visitation any items, to include handbags, side or backpacks, sacks, packages, boxes, cameras, cell phones, or electronic devices.
Visitors will not bring in food or drinks for any resident.
Visitors will not give or provide anything or item to any resident without first receiving approval from the detention staff. The only items that will be accepted by the detention staff for residents are bubble-wrapped prescription medications, sealed lip balm, sealed playing cards, and postage stamps. (Appropriate pictures, letters, and notes must come through the U.S. Mail.)
7:00pm - 8:00pm Daily
10:00am -11:00 am Saturday and Sunday
1:00pm - 2:00pm Saturday and Sunday
Each resident will be granted TWO visits a week. Visitation will be visually observed. Residents may be searched after visitation.
All visitors must present a picture ID before visitation is granted. Visits will not be granted if your identification cannot be confirmed.
If a resident refuses to receive a visitor, he/she will not be forced into visitation. If a visitation is obviously upsetting the resident or parent, or if tempers flare, the detention staff may terminate the visit.
Visitors who are obviously intoxicated will not be allowed a visit.
Residents sentenced to 72 hours or less are not allowed visits.
RESIDENTS WILL BE ISSUED CLOTHING AND PERSONAL HYGIENE ITEMS, NO BOOKS ARE ALLOWED TO BE BROUGHT INTO DETENTION. EACH POD HAS ITS OWN SELECTION OF BOOKS.
Residents are allowed to call their parents, guardians, clergy, attorney and caseworker. They may call their parents or guardians each day when they are not in school. All calls are collect. All problems concerning resident phones should be taken up with Securus Technologies billing department @ 1-800-844-6591.
Residents are not allowed incoming phone calls.
577-3101 Evacuation Plan 577-3101
The Juvenile Detention Center staff and its partners promote wellness among the residents by offering nutritional meals that meet established standards for youth, while providing educational materials and recreational opportunities that support healthy lifestyles. The components of the Detention Center policy can be found by accessing the following link: Wellness Policy.
In the event of a natural or man-made disaster, Cowlitz County Juvenile Detention will release residents from detention. Parents or guardians should contact the Detention Center for information pertaining to the release of their child. Residents who cannot be released, will be transported to the nearest safe facility.