Supervised visitation, pursuant to Family Code section 3200 and 3200.5 is the “contact between a noncustodial party and one or more children in the presence of a neutral third person”.
The Keeping Kids Safe Program offers resources and services to the community regarding supervised visitation services when it is ordered by Family Court. Select one of the following links for additional information on supervised visitation or monitored exchanges:
The Court subcontracts with two non-profit agencies to conduct visitation services, through the Access to Visitation grant. If a parent is eligible for the program, costs for supervised visitation may be at no cost to the visiting parent. Qualification for participation into the program is determined by the non-profit agency. The Court does provide a list of supervised visitation providers located in Orange County. Click here for the Supervised Visitation Providers List .
The Court may order supervised visitation performed by a professional provider or a non- professional provider, such as a family member or a friend. Whether the person is a professional provider or a non-professional provider, all providers must comply with the uniform standards of practice pursuant to the The California Rules of Court, Standards of Judicial Administration, Standard 5.20
Family Court Services offers guidebooks for both professional and non professional providers of supervised visitation. Select the guidebook that is applicable:
Keeping Kids Safe promotes and offers a volunteer/intern program to help support supervised visitation services at two non-profit visitation centers and to help support Family Court Services. Individuals serve the community by working hands on with families, and by working to support legal processes and procedures performed by Family Law. Additional information about the opportunities available are listed below:
For further inquiries about supervised visitation services or for further information on the volunteer/intern program please call Family Court Services, 657-622-6195.