Children's Village Parent Guide Secure Detention
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Children's Village Parent Guide Secure Detention

Location: J and A Buildings (J=Boys, A-South=Girls), 10-18 years old

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Secure Detention
Secure detention is a locked unit. Youth are closely monitored and supervised at all times.

• Court/Hearings: Be on time for all court hearings and appointments
• Visitation: Visit your child regularly
• Support: Ask about parent education classes to help you to help your child
• Cost: Call the Family Court “Reimbursement Division” at 248-858-0500 if you have questions about the cost.

How long will my child be in secure detention?
Your child has been placed in secure detention by the court. The length of stay is determined by the court process and only the court can release your child.

Rules to Visit
Wednesdays 6:30 to 7:30 pm & Sundays 3:30 to 4:30 pm

Services Provided
• Counseling services
• Medical and dental services
• Structured daily living
• Healthy meals and snacks
• Non-denominational religious services
• Public school services provided on campus
• Only approved people can visit such as parents, stepparents and legal guardians
• Visitors must be over 21 years old
• You must show a picture ID (driver’s license, State ID or passport). Contact the Case Manager before you come to visit if you do not have ID
• Babies and/or children are NOT allowed
• No cell phones, purses or briefcases
• No food, snacks, candy, gum or drinks
• Mail is closely monitored and for security reasons; letters and packages cannot be hand delivered.
• Address mail to: Resident’s Name,
“__” Building, O. C. Children’s Village
1200 N. Telegraph, Dept. 444
Pontiac, MI 48348

How you can help as a parent
You can support your child by helping him/her with the following:

• Case Manager: Work with the Case Manager assigned to you and your family
• Paperwork: Fill out paperwork for consent of any treatment and/or medication.
• No weapons of any kind
• No smoking
• Hats and coats are not allowed in the visitation area.
• If you are suspected of being under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol you will be asked to leave
• Do not talk to other residents while visiting your child

What can I bring my child?

• Only prescription medicine and approved over the counter medicine
• Prescription eyeglasses and/or contacts
• Tampons. A parent consent form must be signed
• If your child needs tennis shoes they are to be dropped off during the Wednesday visiting hours
• One soft cover religious book

Visitors Dress Code:

• NO bare belly or back
• NO tube tops, bathing suits, see-through clothes or low cut tops
• NO too short skirts/shorts
• NO skirts/pants exposing your behind
• NO foul language, gang related, sexually explicit, drug or alcohol related writing or pictures on clothes
You must follow the rules when visiting your child


Can I call my child?

• You can not call your child directly
• Youth are allowed to make outgoing phone calls with Case Manager approval
• The Case Manager will monitor the approved phone list for each youth


Can I write my child?

• Youth can send/receive mail
• Youth cannot receive anything in the mail other than letters and approved photos