As a general note, family visits are encouraged as part of each youth's treatment program. Visitation is restricted to three (3) members of the immediate family only. Immediate family is defined as the youth’s parent, legal guardian, grandparent, sibling, aunt or uncle. Siblings or visitors under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian, and are considered part of the three (3) immediate family members. Family members in need of reasonable accommodations due to a disability must submit a written request to the Superintendent of the facility at least 48 hours prior to the visitation date. Adobe Mountain School (AMS) follows established guidelines and requirements for visitation and processing visitors.


  1. Visitors will identify themselves and the youth they are requesting to visit.
  2. All visitors and children over the age of 12 will be required to be on the "Authorized Visitation Record", show picture identification, clear through a metal detector, and are subject to search. Proper identification is defined as a current driver's license, identification card, military identification card, school identification card, or any current identification card which contains a photograph.
  3. All personal and food items brought into the facility are also subject to search.
  4. Any visitor on probation or parole must have written permission from the Superintendent to visit.
  5. Persons not authorized to visit must leave the grounds (including the parking lot). Anyone loitering may result in being asked to leave the parking lot and termination of the visit. There will be NO swapping of visitors in mid-visitation and once a visitor leaves the facility, they may not re-enter.
  6. Permitted items include a required picture identification card, vehicle keys, up to ten (10) dollars in coins, prescription medication in original container and ONLY for the quantity required during visitation period.
  7. No food or drinks will be allowed to be taken to the housing unit by youth or staff.
  8. Inappropriate behavior or language will not be tolerated and the visitation will be subject to cancellation.

  • Retail factory-sealed food items
  • Non-alcoholic drinks that are in factory-sealed plastic or cardboard containers
  • Plastic or paper utensils
  • The amount of food that can reasonably be consumed during the visit

  • Glass or metal containers
  • Aluminum cans
  • Foil containers
  • Metal utensils
  • Knives/edged utensils of any kind
  • Low density plastic bags
  • Youth personal property, letters, cards, or pictures
  • Absolutely NO weapons, tobacco products, beverages or illegal drugs are allowed on facility grounds, including the parking lot


Visitor Dress Code Visitor dress code applies to both males and females when visitation is taking place. Skirts and dresses are allowed and must be knee length or longer. Shirts must have sleeves. Shoes must be worn at all times. Below is a list of clothing items NOT permitted to be worn by visitors.
  • Sheer, see-through clothing
  • Exposed undergarments
  • Bare midriffs
  • Tank tops or swimsuits for either men or women
  • Muscle shirts
  • Spaghetti straps
  • Tube tops
  • Body suits
  • Exposed cleavage (females)
  • Short shorts, jogging shorts, or mini skirts
  • Clothing, jewelry, accessories, or style of wearing said items that promotes gang affiliation, violence, alcohol or other drugs
  • Bare feet
  • Exposed sexually explicit or gang tattoos

Visitors who are inappropriately dressed will not be allowed to visit. Any clothing or style of wearing articles of clothing that promotes gang affiliation or is in questionable taste shall not be permitted. Visitors will be allowed to return once the clothing issue is corrected.

Dear Parent/Guardian:

The time spent during visitation is a valuable part of your child's treatment. It is understandable that transportation and financial commitments may hinder your ability to visit on a regular basis.

For those visiting Adobe Mountain School, there is now a convenient bus route provided by Valley Metro. The bus stop is located on 29th Avenue and is a short distance from the entrance to Adobe Mountain School.

Click Here to view the convenient bus route schedule. We encourage you to review the new bus route schedule and utilize it if possible. We hope that by taking the bus, you will be able to make frequent visits and that it may relieve some of the financial burden of your transportation costs.

For any questions or concerns regarding the route or visitation please contact your child's caseworker.

Thank you.