Residents are allowed to receive visits from immediate family members.  Visitors include immediate family, attorneys, agency personnel, clergy and others.  Your visitors must follow the following procedures:

  1. Visitation is every Saturday and Sunday at 12:30 pm and 2:30 pm.
  2. A maximum of three (3) visitors, including children, are allowed per visit.  An adult must accompany all visitors under the age of 18.  Your visitation list may include six (6) family members: mother, father, sister, brother, aunt, uncle, and grandparents. Your visitation list can only be changed with the approval of the Program Manger.
  3. The Treatment Specialist or the Treatment Supervisor is responsible for contacting your family members to schedule your visitation.  All visitors attending must have their names placed on the visitation list.
  4. All visitors over the age of 12 must present valid photo identification.
  5. Visitors are not allowed to bring any items into the facility.  Visitors must report 15 minutes prior to scheduled visit, or visitation may be denied.  Visitors are subject to prosecution for illegal violations, i.e., passing on illicit drugs, cigarettes.
  6. The Ferris School visitation dress code allows males to wear pants (short or long) and a shirt or T-shirt.  Women are permitted to wear pants, dresses, or skirts provided they are no shorter than knee length.  Any printing on clothing should not encourage or condone alcohol or drug use or be sexually explicit.  Ferris staff reserves the right to make final determination.
  7. Ferris School is a smoke-free facility.  Cigarette smoking is not permitted in any building on campus.
  8. Residents have the legal right to visit with their attorneys at any time.  Family Court counselors, social workers, and ministers may visit a resident at any reasonable time.  The resident will also be provided with a reasonable place/area for confidentiality.
  9. Visitation by clergy, social workers, attorneys, and community service workers may occur daily between the hours of 9:00am and 4:00 pm, provided that such unscheduled visits do not pose a security problem.  Visitors are urged to telephone prior to visiting.
  10. Visitors who are suspected of being under the influence of alcohol or drugs will not be allowed in the facility.