Visitation Information

While your child is detained at the Juvenile Detention Center
we strongly encourage regular & consistent visitation for the
following reasons:

  • To provide emotional support to your child.
  • To address issues and concerns with your child prior to
    their release.
  • To facilitate the transition upon release from the Juvenile
    Detention Center into the home. If you cannot attend visitation, you are encouraged to write your child.

To Schedule a Visitation:

  • Visitations are scheduled in 45 minute blocks on a first come first serve basis.
  • Visitation time slots will vary each week based on center programming.
  • Only one visitation may be scheduled per week. For purposes of scheduling visitation the week runs Monday through the following Sunday.
  • Parents, legal guardian (s) or legal custodian (s) with
    proper identification may visit their child at the above
    The biological, non-custodial, non-residential parent is permitted to visit unless
    there is a court order prohibiting such on file in the detention center.
  • Only TWO visitors are permitted at a time.
  • Attorneys, Clergy, Educators, & approved service providers
    may visit by calling the Juvenile Detention Center
    to arrange an appropriate time.
  • A special visitation for other interested parties needs
    prior approval by contacting center administration at 419- 998-5240.


  • For the safety of your child, facility staff, and yourself,
    all visitors must provide proper photo ID in order to
    enter the building
  • You must pass through a security checkpoint
    and submit to a security screen/search
    which may include the use of a magnetometer device,
    pat/frisk search, and visual or x-ray inspection of items
    of clothing or personal property.
  • DO NOT wear sweatshirts with hoods and ties or head
    Your visitation may be refused if you are not
    dressed appropriately.
  • LEAVE purses, cigarettes, pagers, cell phones and other
    personal items in your LOCKED car or in a locker provided in the facility’s public lobby. (The Court is NOT responsible for stolen or lost items.)
  • Smoking and the use of smokeless tobacco is prohibited on county property.
  • Once you are in the visitation area, you are to remain seated.
  • If you have a question YOU MUST RAISE YOUR HAND and
    a staff member will assist you.
  • FIRE ALARM EVACUATION: If the fire alarm sounds during
    visitation, residents and visitors will remain seated. If
    the Juvenile Detention Center is to be evacuated, parents &
    residents will follow staff directions and evacuate the facility
    in an orderly fashion. Parents will stay with their child.
  • Under no circumstances are visitors to GIVE anything or
    RECEIVE anything from Residents. Residents are NOT
    permitted candy, gum, gifts, money, cigarettes, food, etc.
  • Property items will NOT be received or processed during
  • While visiting with your child, DO NOT visit with another
    resident or visitor. This rule also applies to your child.
  • Alcohol odor and the influence of alcohol or drugs are not
    appropriate for your child; do not come to visitation if
    you have been consuming alcohol or drugs. If either is detected
    you will not be permitted to visit and will be required
    to leave the premises immediately.
  • INTRODUCTION of drugs, firearms, weapons or other contraband is a criminal offense and will be referred to the Allen County Prosecuting Attorney.
  • All persons and property entering the secured detention
    center are subject to search. [OAC 5139-2-28]