What is a Supervised Visit?

  • SUPERVISED VISITATIONS sometimes referred to as "Monitored Visitations" refers to contact between a non-custodial parent and one or more of his or her children in the presence of an unbiased third party responsible for observing the visit and ensuring the safety of those involved.

  • What are the Rules during a Supervised Visit?

    * The basic rules that are enforced during a supervised visit are:
    • The monitor will be present at all times during the visit.
    • The monitor must be able to hear all conversations between the child(ren) and the visiting parent, for example, no whispering, hand signals, notes.
    • No discussion of the Court case or possible future outcomes.
    • No derogatory comments about the other parent or their family.
    • No gathering information about the other parent, his or her family or extended family.
    • No hitting or spanking, or threatening the child(ren).

    What Authority does the Monitor have?

    As a Supervised Visitation Monitor I am here to help, for whatever the reason that the Court has required supervised visits, it is just that, a Court required order. I realize that there is a bit of resentment on the part of the Non-Custodial Parent at being required to have a Monitor (a stranger) who has control over the visits. But the program is not about fairness, it’s is about the protection and safety of the child(ren). As a Monitor I am not here with preconceived notions and I’m not judgmental, the court and/or attorneys involved have required that a Monitor be present. I am here for the children. and a part of the process that has been set up for you to visit with them. However, if I deem that the rules are not being complied with I have the authority to end the visit and report back to the Court as to why the visit was terminated. California Law)
    I am only here as a neutral party to assist you in enjoying your children’s visit’s under the current circumstances. Lets work together to make it as enjoyable as possible

    What is a Monitored Exchange?

    * SUPERVISED EXCHANGES, sometimes referred to as "Monitored Exchanges" or "Supervised/Monitored Transfers" is the supervision of the transfer of a child or children from one parent to the other.
    Most frequently, precautions are taken to assure that the two parents or other individuals exchanging the child(ren) do not come into contact with one another.
    * THE PURPOSE of Supervised Visitations and Supervised Exchanges is to ensure that a child can have safe contact with a non custodial parent without being put in the middle of the parents' conflicts or other problems. An important goal of supervised visitation is the reunification of the family.

    What is the purpose of the Intake Interview?

    First of all the Intake Interview is mandatory. The purpose of the meeting is for the Parents to show proof of all needed documents, Drivers Licenses, Court Orders, Photographs and any other required information the Child Visitation Provider will need to conduct the Intake Interview. During this interview we will go over the Guidelines and Rules and will fill in the the nessasary paperwork. We will discuss the agreement for service, such as the requirments for both parents. There will be two separate Intake sessions for each of the Parents, which are charge separately.

    What are the Supervisor’s/Monitor’s Responsibilities?

    1. Work as a Neutral Third Party during Supervised Visitations.
    2. Protect the safety of all parties involved before, during, and after Supervised Visitations.
    3. Monitor the events and activities that occur before, during, and after Supervised Visitations.
    4. Document the events and activities that occur before, during, and after Supervised Visitations.
    5. Report noncompliance with Court Orders and Supervised Visitation Guidelines.
    6. Report suspected or known cases of Child Abuse to Child Protective Services.


    Our Theme: Assuring children a safe neutral and positive environment!