Supervised Visitation

What is Supervised Visitation

Supervised Visitation refers to contact between a non-custodial parent and one or more children in the presence of a third party responsible for observing and seeking to ensure the safety of the participants.

 

The Supervised Visitation program is designed to create a positive, safe, and neutral environment where children and their parents can be assured of a safe exchange of visitation with non-custodial parents.

 

Monitored Exchange takes place when a neutral party assists with the transfer of the child from one parent to the other. A no-contact order is enforced to ensure that the custodial or non-custodial parent does not have contact with one another.

 

The objective of the program is for children to develop and/or maintain healthy relationships with their non-custodial parent in a neutral and safe environment.

Creating a positive, safe, and neutral environment where children and their parents can be assured of a safe exchange of visitation with non-custodial parents.

Reasons for Supervised Visitation

Problems or alleged problems that may result in an order for supervised visitations include —

  • Domestic abuse

  • Charges or allegations of any type of child abuse

  • Substance abuse

  • Parents with mental illness

  • Parents who have been estranged from the child

Program Goals 

  • Provide on-site and off-site Supervised Visitation services

  • Provide peaceful Monitored Exchanges

  • Offer assistance for families in conflict during a transitional stage

  • Provide children with a stress-free environment

 

 

Additional Information:

The Center for Children has a Visitation Access Center in both Charles County and St. Mary’s County

  • Visitations must be referred by the court

  • Volunteer opportunities are available for individuals 21 years and older

  • Training and background check is required for volunteers

For more information about visitation services or volunteering opportunities, contact Teri Cardwell at (301) 609-9887 or email Cardwell@center-for-children.org.

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