Supervised Visitation (SV/ISV)
The primary focus of Supervised Visitation is to provide a home-like environment for families to have visits to work towards reunification.
For the children:
Supervised Visits allow the children to maintain a relationship with both of their parents. They can anticipate the visits without the stress of worrying about what is going to happen, and enjoy their time in a safe, comfortable environment without being put in the middle of conflict and/or other problems.
For the parents or guardians with whom the child resides:
The children's primary guardian can feel comfortable allowing their children to have contact with their non-residential parent. They can feel confident about the child's safety without having to communicate or have contact with a person with whom they are in conflict or by whom they might be frightened or intimidated.
For the Non-Residential Parent or relative:
They can be sure that their contact with the children does not have to be interrupted regardless of any personal or interpersonal problems they may be having or conflicts with the children's caretaker(s). If allegations have been made against them, they can visit without fear
of any new accusations because there is someone present who can verify what happened during their time together.
Target population: Children ages 0-18
Who would benefit from services: Supervised visits allow children to maintain relationships with their parents, even when parents do not have custodial rights. It also allows children to anticipate visits without the stress of wondering what will happen and enjoy visiting with
them in a safe, comfortable environment.
Qualifying criteria and payment/insurance: All families are referred by The Department of Social Services (DSS)
How services are provided: At the two visitations centers at the main CYS office.
Who provides the services: Visitation Facilitators
Other points of interest: The agency provides supervised visits to parents and children in the child welfare system. Families are referred by their social worker. This program is in partnership with the Fresno County Department of Social Services for children in Foster Care
and their families.
For more information on this program email: firstname.lastname@example.org