Visitation PolicyEvery resident is allowed to have visitation by family unless a court has restricted contact. Visitors must be over 18 years of age and be on the resident's approved contact list. Visitation hours are:
Monday: 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Tuesday: 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Friday: 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Saturday: 12:00pm to 4:00pm & 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Sunday: 12:00pm to 4:00pm & 5:00pm to 8:00pm
All visitors must call the Business Office at least 24 hours in advance to schedule the visit.
In order to accommodate visiting privileges for all residents, visitors from Western Pennsylvania will be allowed a 1-hour visit. Visitors traveling more than 2 hours will be permitted visits of 2 hours. Requests for special scheduling arrangements will be reviewed on a case by case basis, however, Cove PREP will accommodate family work schedules or limits to the extent possible. A resident may have up to three (3) visitors per visit.
Visitors are not allowed to bring any food, drink, purses, bags, cigarettes, lighters, matches, or weapons of any kind into the facility.
All visitors will be asked for Photo Identification and searched with the security wand prior to meeting with the residents to maintain the safety of all residents, visitors and staff.
Visits will take place in the Family Visitation Room and will be monitored at all times by a staff member.
If a resident needs to have an item brought in by his guardian, it must be pre-authorized by the Milieu Manager and then checked in by staff.
Residents and visitors need to conduct themselves appropriately during all visits. At any time either a resident or visitor begins to get argumentative, violent, excessively loud or violates any rules, the staff member will ask the visitor to leave the building and the visit will be terminated.
Residents have the right to communicate and visit privately with their attorney and clergy.
Visitors Dress Policy
Cove PREP serves young men who are struggling with sexual offender issues. Sometimes visitors, both professional and family members, both male and female have come to the facility dressed in tight or revealing clothing.
Some of the residents have reported increased sexual fantasies directed toward these visitors. These situations are not helpful to residents progressing in therapy. Therefore, in the best interest of both our residents and visitors, we are requesting your cooperation with the following visitors dress guidelines.
Visitors are advised to avoid wearing the following:
Any persons dressed inappropriately will be provided with a smock or jacket to wear during their visit.
Thank you for your cooperation.