What is Supervised Visitation?
CAPS provides a safe place for children to have regular, consistent visitation with their noncustodial parent (or grandparent). Facilitators offer parenting skills to the noncustodial parent as needed by demonstrating, offering suggestions/guidance, and redirections when appropriate. CAPS provides updates to the superior courts or the Department of Child Services regarding parent-child interaction with the end goal of helping the visiting parent practice and improve their parenting skills so that they can move to a less restrictive setting to spend time with their child(ren).
What are the visits like?
Each family has a private space for visiting. The environment is safe and secure, with a security officer on duty. There are toys, play rooms, playground equipment, and a full kitchen available to our families. In addition, families are encouraged to bring in their favorite games, toys, and meals or snacks to share together during their visit.
What does the staff do during my visit?
Staff will document observations of the visit and provide feedback and guidance if necessary. This information will be sent to the referring caseworker or judge and attorneys involved. The facilitator may be in the room at all times or may leave periodically, depending on the level of supervision ordered by the court.