California Division of Juvenile Justice starts 'virtual visiting'

Posted at 3:16 PM, Apr 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-07 18:16:00-04

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Video visitation has now been made available for the CDCR's Division of Juvenile Justice youth and their approved visitors at all 4 DJJ facilities.

On March 27, a trial program was launched at the Pine Grove Youth Conservation Camp in Amador County. The remaining DJJ facilities will implement the new system effective April 11.

“The launch of this valuable service is a testament to the drive and passion of DJJ and CDCR staff to help youth within our care during the COVID-19 emergency,” said DJJ acting director Heather Bowlds. “Continued growth through family support and visitation is essential to the rehabilitative process.”

In person visitation for DJJ was suspended on March 14 at a measure to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Appointment requests can be made and are screened for approval.

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