All packages must be pre-approved by your youth’s living unit manager or case coordinator before you send them. Packages that are not pre-approved will be returned to sender.
Do not send food or hygiene products. Items must be easily searched or they will not be approved. In order for items to be easily searched, they should be in transparent packages or packages that do not require disassembly. They should come in their original packaging.
Please do not wrap gifts — this is for the safety of all our youth. You may put the gifts in unsealed decorated gift bags or boxes.
Clothing: All colors of clothing are allowed. However, gang-affiliated youth may not wear gang colors. Please leave the store tags on any clothing you send to your youth, and keep your receipts in case the items have to be returned. There is a $100 clothing/merchandise limit per month, and a $200 shoe limit every six months. Items must be sent directly from a retailer (no auction sites allowed).
Stamps: Youth can purchase stamps at the facility canteen, or you can send them to your youth.
Our facility has extremely limited storage space. All excess personal property will be disposed of in one of the following ways, at the youth’s choice:
- Sent to family at youth’s expense or sent home at regular visitation time.
- Donated to the facility.
- Donated to a charitable organization.