Welcome to a Safe Child Visit!
Thank you for visiting our site. A Safe Child Visit strives to be the premier agency
for professional supervised child visitation monitoring. Our staff are trained in juvenile law, cultural sensitivity, domestic violence, substance abuse and other issues that touch families in need of our services. They have received all the training required by the state of California, have had security checks performed, and are certified in CPR. We are also non-smoking and fragrance-free, creating a safe environment for those with allergies, asthma, chemical sensitivities and other medical conditions. We will provide you with experienced, professional, and respectful service while keeping what is most precious, your child(ren), safe.
What is Supervised Child Visitation?
Supervised child visitation occurs when a Court decides, for various reasons, that it may not be in the best interest of one or more children to be alone in the presence
of a parent or guardian(s). The Court then issues an order for Supervised Child
Visitation, requiring a monitor to be present during all contact with the child(ren). If one of the parents or guardians is at risk due to alleged domestic violence, an order for supervised child exchange may also be issued. This forbids the custodial and non-custodial parent/guardian to have any contact with one another during the switch-off of children from one parent to the other. In most cases, we prefer to do this as part of our normal operations. The less tension between parents and guardians, the safer and more comfortable it is for the child(ren) and everyone. Safety for all parties is always the number one priority.
What the Law Says
The law defines Supervised Visitation as the contact between a non-custodial parent
or guardian and one or more children in the presence of a neutral third party for observing and seeking to ensure the safety of those involved. (See “the Law” page for an in-depth discussion of the legal code for supervised child visitation.)
Benefits of Supervised Visitation Monitoring (SVM)
Supervised Visitation benefits ALL parties. For the custodial parent (CP), SVM enables you to allow visitation with less stress and fear of potential child abuse, abduction, or violence to yourself during the visitation exchange. If you are a non-custodial parent (NCP) who has been ordered to be supervised during visits with your children, you may feel angry, embarrassed or any number of emotions. You may believe the allegations untrue and feel that SVM is an intrusion into your life or violation of your privacy. In such a case, SVM may be helpful to you in many ways, although it may not seem like it at the time. Being observed by a neutral third party, who takes notes during the entire visit, allows you access to a witness who can testify how you interact with your children and how they react to you. A monitor can (and will) respectfully point out when and if your behavior becomes inappropriate in any way. This mirroring of sound parenting practices will steer you toward better parenting, helping you be a safer, healthier presence for your children and, possibly, persuading the court that you are a safe person for your children.
Our job as Supervised Visitation Monitors is to ensure the safety of ALL parties, children and parents alike. We are a truly neutral presence, with a mission to protect what is most precious.