Contacting Your Detained Child

If your child has been detained, you may communicate with them in one of three ways:

Phone Calls:  All phone calls from detention are free however, they must be accepted by the receiving party for a call to be completed. Calls are allowed daily and will take place during designated times. While detained, every juvenile has the opportunity to earn special privileges based on outstanding behavior. One of these privileges is two daily phone calls for 10 minutes. 
Mailed Letters:  Only postcards, no larger than 5x7 will be accepted. All postcards must be mailed through the post office, addressed to the juvenile at the Jan Evans Juvenile Justice Center 650 Ferrari-Mcleod, Reno, NV 89512 and must include a complete return address, including the sender's first and last names. All postcards are reviewed for contraband items and inappropriate content. Letters received from other probationers or other institutions may be rejected. Letter writing will take place during designated times. Mail is distributed once daily, Monday through Friday. 
Visitation:  You must be a parent, step-parent, legal guardian, grandparent or biological child to visit. You must have a photo identification. Individuals under the age of 21 must obtain permission from the juvenile's Probation Officer AND the Detention Manager prior to scheduling. Detained juveniles are allowed one visit every other day, Monday through Sunday (including holidays). Plan to arrive 10-15 minutes prior to your scheduled visit. Visits begin exactly at the scheduled time, late arrivals (even 1-2 minutes) may be turned away.
Visitors are subject to a screening process. All visits (except with Attorneys and clergy) are subject to both audio and visual observation and as well as being recording. Please be aware that you may not bring any items into the visit with you including purses, wallets, etc. Lockers are provided if needed.

Available Visiting times:

8:00 am, Mon - Thurs
9:00 am, Mon - Sun.
10:00 am, Mon - Thurs, Sat & Sun
11:00 am, Mon - Thurs, Sat & Sun
1:00 pm, Sat & Sun
2:00 pm, Fridays only
3:00 pm, Fridays only
4:00 pm, Mon - Sun.
6:00 pm, Mon - Sun.
7:00 pm, Mon - Sun.