Communication with Youth in Detention


  • Each youth are provided two 1 hour visits a week with parents and/or legal guardians only that start anew on Sundays.
  • All visitors must present a valid photo ID.
    • Visitation will not be granted if identification cannot be confirmed.
  • Visitation is first come first served and will not be accommodated if visitation is full.
  • Visitation hours are:
    • 10:00am -11:00pm Saturday and Sunday
    • 1:00pm-2:00pm Saturday and Sunday
    • 7:00pm-8:00pm Daily

Click here for the full Visitation Information.


  • Youth are provided the opportunity 2 times a week to write their parents and/or legal guardians.
  • Cowlitz County Juvenile Detention will provide 2 stamps a week for the youths parents and/or legal guardians only. If youth want to write anyone outside of parents and/or legal guardians, they will have to provide their own stamps. 
    • Parents can bring stamps in and provide them to detention staff or they can send them in the mail.
  • Anyone can write to a resident in detention unless it is another detention facility, jail, prison, or someone they legally aren’t allowed communication with.


  • Residents are allowed to call their parents and/or guardians 2 times a week on a request basis.
  • Calls will be made any time after 6:00pm and will show up as a blocked caller.
  • Residents cannot receive incoming phone calls unless it is their clergy, attorney, or caseworker.


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