The Child and Families Supervised Visitation Program provides a safe and positive way for children to visit with their parents as their families go through a difficult and transitional time.
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 and will document the interaction and activities of the two hour visit.
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.
Documentation of each visit is recorded and compiled in a monthly report. The visitation report does not contain opinions as to the psychological, emotional or physical problems that affect and motivate the adults and children during visits. Volunteer supervisors are trained to report only the behavior they see and hear.
The visitation report is NOT intended to recommend suitability of unsupervised contact between the visitor and child(ren). The visits have taken place under controlled circumstances and may not accurately predict the safety or reliability of unsupervised contact. A minimal payment is required to process the reports.
*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).
For the Supervised Visitation Program
2210 South Tamiami Trail
Venice, Florida 34293
Monday Office Closed
Sarasota Memorial Hospital Day Care
1401 S. Tuttle Avenue
Only the first and third Saturday of each month
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