The Children and Families Supervised Visitation Program (CFSVP) provides a safe place for children to continue their relationship with a non-custodial parent. CFSVP and the expansion of Safe Exchanges provides a safe place for children to interact with parents without the stress of being in the middle of a family argument, observing a parent who is impaired by substance abuse and without uncomfortable conversations that include adult topics. By accessing the supervised visitation and safe exchange services, the risk of violence to children will decrease. Ongoing parent and child contact, through supervised visitation, has been shown to be crucial to a child’s mental health and ability to build a healthy relationship with the non-custodial parent. More than 50 Sarasota County citizens serve as SVP volunteers.