The children and visiting parent(s) are given a private, child-friendly room in the center.
The child and parent are monitored by a trained, volunteer supervisor who is neutral to the family situation.
Supervised Visitation may be required by the court for many reasons; including problems with divorce, domestic violence, abuse or neglect or simply an unusually period of time in which the child has not seen the parent and needs to become reacquainted.
Both parties are required to complete an intake interview with the Supervised Visitation Staff prior to any visits. The intake process includes policies and procedures that will ensure a safe visit for the children and parents.
The Sarasota County Safe Haven program provides supervised visitation and safe exchange services to families who have indicated that there has been a history of domestic violence, child abuse, sexual assault, dating violence, or stalking.
Referrals are accepted from the court, SPARCC, and community referrals.
The Safe Exchanges are only provided at the Venice location.
We recommend reading the Parent Handbook by the Supervised Visitation Network.
To see our Auxiliary Aids and Accessibility Plan, please click here.
Tamara Tridle, Program Director
2210 South Tamiami Trail
Venice Florida 34293
941-492-6491 Office Phone
*No person shall, on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, or disability be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to unlawful discrimination under any program or activity receiving or benefiting from federal financial assistance and administered by the Department.
If you request any special accommodations or auxiliary aids for programs or services of the Supervised Visitation Program, please contact the Program Director at 941-492-6491.
Our Auxiliary Aids and Accessibility Plan (pdf).
Child Protection Center, Inc.
720 South Orange Ave.
Sarasota, Florida 34236
2210 S. Tamiami Tr.
Venice, Florida 34293
North Port Location:
6919 Outreach Way
North Port, Florida 34297
222 N. Roberts Avenue
Arcadia, Florida 34266