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CFSVP: Visiting Parent

This 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.

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.   

Visiting Parent Guidelines

I agree to:
  1. Be respectful with all Center staff and other participants when communicating with them at the Center or through the telephone or email.
  2. Confirm the visit in a timely manner.
  3. Cancel the visitation 24 hours prior to the designated time of the visit.
  4. Inform the Center of any changes in my address or phone number.
  5. Arrive and depart the Center at the designated times or as instructed by the staff.
  6. Contact the Center by phone if I am going to be late. (The staff will determine if the visit will be canceled.)
  7. Keep all family members together while at the Center.
  8. Avoid the use of drugs or alcohol before or during a visit. (The Center is smoke free.)
  9. Provide a snack, drink and supplies for the visit. All beverage bottles must be sealed.
  10. Avoid discussing ‘adult issues’ during a visit. (future living arrangements, unsupervised visits, etc.
  11. Clean up the room, put the toys away and remove the trash from the room prior to leaving the Center.
  12. Bring an approved gift in a gift bag so they can be easily inspected.

I understand that:
  1. If I am 10 minutes late for my designated time of the arrival, the visit will be canceled and noted as a violation of policies.
  2. The Center staff has sole discretion regarding the cancelation of any visit. (suspicion of substance abuse, behavior that is confrontational, a child is unwilling to visit, etc.)
  3. Activities around the visit will be documented.
  4. Services will be suspended and/or terminated if the guidelines are violated and the referring agency or judge will be notified.
  5. Service animals are permitted in the facility as needed. Other pets and animals will not be permitted into the facility.
  6. The Visit Supervisor will intervene during the visit if the Visitation Guidelines are not followed.
  7. I am responsible for the behavior of my children.
  8. Nothing is to be sent home with my child except for approved gifts; including all crafts, art work, etc. made at the Center.
  9. All parents and children will be screened with a metal detector when entering the building.
  10. If my child has a contagious illness that the visit will be canceled.

I agree not to:
  1. Bring guns, knives or anything that can be used as a weapon or looks like a weapon into the Center.
  2. Use physical punishment or profanity at the Center.
  3. Bring an unapproved guest to the Center facility and parking lot.
  4. Bring any photos, vehicle keys, and electronic devices into the Visitation room; including a cell phone and camera.
  5. Discuss the case or concerns in front of my children while at the Center.
  6. Whisper or make promises to my children or question them as to where they currently live or question them about the other parent.
  7. Leave the Center until dismissed by the Center staff.

Individual case specific notes are listed on the Visitation Plan.

Violations of the guidelines by either the transporting or visiting parent may jeopardize the continuation of services provided by the Center. If a suspension is invoked, the parent will need to make an appointment with the Program Director to discuss reinstating services to the family. The referring judge and/or agency will be notified of the suspension of services. If a case is terminated, the Center will not reopen the case until the referring judge or agency has reviewed the Case. The Center has the sole discretion of reopening the case.


*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).



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Sheila Miller, Program Director
2210 South Tamiami Trail
Venice Florida 34293
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Sarasota, Florida 34236
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