A: An application may be denied because the applicant:
- Failed to provide all required information or documents.
- Had an outstanding “want” or warrant.
- Provided false information.
- Has been convicted of a felony.
- Is a former resident of the Special Commitment Center (SCC).
- Is a current or former employee of the SCC.
- Has a restraining order which, if the visitor were approved, might cause violation of the order.
- Is a minor and not an immediate family member, adopted child or ward of the resident.
- Is listed as a visitor for another resident.
- Has a communicable disease or other health risk.
- Has been determined to be a risk to the resident’s effective treatment.
- Was a victim of the resident.
- Other reasons which represent a risk to the SCC, its residents and staff.
You may appeal a denial by:
- Providing complete, correct information.
- Requesting a waiver. The request should be addressed to the Superintendent, Special Commitment Center. Exceptions may only be granted by the Superintendent or designee. Waivers to allow a person to switch from visiting one resident to another are not routinely approved.
Q: I want to give some money to the resident I visit, what can I do?
A: Residents may not have money in their possession.
- Each resident has a personal account. You may give money to the resident for his or her personal use by sending a money order or check (personal, cashier’s, or travel check) through the U.S. mail to:
Special Commitment Center
PO Box 88450
Steilacoom, WA 98399