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Attorney Visitation

​Protocol for counsel of youth for In-Person Consultation at Department of Juvenile Justice Facilities:

Effective June 20, 2021 until further notice

1. Attorney shall contact the facility to provide notice and schedule a visit with a client in order to ascertain availability of the designated attorney/client meeting area.  The facility reserves the right to request a rescheduling or deny entry if the designated attorney/client meeting area is not available.  Visitation will be suspended during instances of a facility being off-line due to a positive COVID case. 

2. Attorney shall present COVID vaccination card at the time of entry into the facility.  Entry into the facility will not be permitted without presentation of the COVID vaccination card at the time of visitation.  Vaccination card must reflect that the individual has been fully vaccinated.  An individual is  considered fully vaccinated:

  • 2 weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or
  • 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson's Janssen vaccine

3. Attorney shall be subject to a temperature check and symptom survey upon entry into the facility.  If a fever or symptoms(s) is present, attorney shall leave the facility immediately. 

4. Attorney will not visit facility if they are experiencing any of the following symptoms: 1) Fever; 2) Cough; 3) Shortness of Breath; 4) Chills; 5) Muscle Pain; 6) Sore Throat; 7) New Loss of Taste or Smell; 8) Runny Nose; and 9) Gastrointestinal Symptoms (Vomiting, Diarrhea, etc.). or have had a recent exposure to COVID-19.

5. Attorney shall wear a mask at all times within a facility and adhere to CDC guidelines and only meet with client(s) in the designated area.   

6. Attorney shall notify the DJJ facility superintendent immediately if contacted by a contact tracer; test positive for COVID-19; or experience COVID-19 symptoms within 14 days after a visit.

7. Protocol shall apply to attorney, investigators, and legal assistants.