Make sure your clothing is appropriate for the visit. If you wear something that our staff feel is inappropriate, we will not let you inside Riverbend.
Check in at the main entrance with your photo ID. All visitors age 13 or older must show a photo ID, issued by the government or a school.
Do not bring inside anything that’s not allowed! Check the list of what items are allowed inside. Leave everything else at home or in your locked vehicle.
You will have to clear a metal detector. If you are not able to clear these, we will not let you visit. Exceptions can be made for metal implants.
If you are bringing items for your youth, you will need to give them to staff to be searched.
If our staff suspect that you are under the influence of drugs or alcohol, they will not let you inside the facility.
Once you are inside the security fence, please stay there until your visit is done. If you must leave, you will have to clear the metal detector again before coming back in.
Once you’re inside:
Riverbend visits happen in our large conference room. There are tables and chairs where you and your youth may sit together.
Do not give anything to your youth except food or drinks.
It’s OK to have brief physical contact with your youth. Please limit it to a short embrace at the beginning and end of the visit. Please don’t contact other youth or their families, other than a casual greeting.
Please act respectfully during your visit! Please follow staff instructions, use appropriate language, and keep your conversations at a normal volume. We work hard to create a positive, family-friendly environment for all youth and visitors.
Staff may deny you entry into Riverbend or make you leave for reasons related to facility safety or security. If you do not behave appropriately or you try to bring something in that is not allowed, we will ask you to leave and may not allow you to visit again.