Communication and Visitation

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Communications:

With the exception of legitimate emergencies, the student will be permitted their first monitored phone call no sooner than after the first 10 days of the program. This call will be to a person on the approved call list that the student establishes with the staff upon entering the home. Below is the schedule for further monitored phone calls, based on their phases in the program:

Phase 1 – One call per week

Phase 2 – Two calls per week

Phase 3 – Three calls per week

Phase 4 – Four calls per week

All long distance calls must be made using a prepaid phone card.

Phone calls will be 10 minutes in length, barring any extenuating circumstances.

Frequency of calls may be regulated further as deemed necessary by staff, but at no time will a student be denied communication if they opt to leave the program and need to contact somebody.

Visitations:

The student’s first visit shall be after 45 days in the home. For this visit to be granted, the student must have successfully completed 1st phase and transitioned into 2nd phase. (Please note the requirements upon the student to transition from phase 1 to phase 2.) If a student incurs a disciplinary action that requires them to return to a most recently completed phase, it will cause them to lose a scheduled visit.

The student’s second visit shall be granted while in the 3rd phase of the program. For this visit to be granted, the student must have successfully completed 1st and 2nd phase, and transitioned into the 3rd phase of the program. (Please note the requirements upon the student in each of these phases.) Also, the student’s leadership holds the freedom to revoke this second visit if any privileges before or during the first visit were abused at any time.

A third visit is allowed under the same structure while the student is in the 4th phase. This visit shall not be any later than 21 days before graduation.

There shall be only these three visits granted during the student’s program. Below are the boundaries for all three of these visits:

Permission for this visit must be gained from the student’s leadership in advance of any schedule travel arrangements being made by the family of the student. A signed variance form from the Dean or Director of Housing must be on file.

Visitation shall be enjoyed between 5 pm on Friday and shall end after the Sunday evening service. The student will return to the home with the rest of the student population at the close of the Sunday evening service. For many reasons, please know that these visitation days and times are non-negotiable.

Since earned work wages is a big part of how a student’s program is funded, we cannot allow any visits to interfere with scheduled work responsibilities.

Visitation is for close family, directors, and pastors only. This too is non-negotiable.

The student’s activity itinerary and visitor’s contact information shall be given to the Dean one week prior to the visit. Married couples shall remain on-site overnight.

The student is required to fulfill many of their program responsibilities while simultaneously enjoying a visitation. Again, if this liberty is abused, it will affect their program and second visit. Some of these responsibilities include but are NOT limited to:

  • Attending Friday night class at 7:00 pm. The student shall still be to class 15 minutes prior to its start. The student shall stay for the entire class period.
  • The student is required to attend all Sunday functions (Sunday School and AM and PM services at North Love Baptist Church).

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