Supervised Exchange & Parenting Time
The Supervised Exchange & Parenting Time (SEPT) program was formally established in 2009 by CASA of the 7th Judicial District to provide a safe environment for children to visit with non-custodial parents.
Today, CASA’s Supervised Exchange & Parenting Time program provides more then 900 visits a year in an environment that supports individual safety, accountability, and healthy relationships between children and their parents in conflicted custody or domestic violence cases.
Our primary goals are to provide a neutral and safe environment for children to spend time with a family member or members in order to maintain or build a healthy relationship and to create pleasant memories.
To prevent contact between the parents/guardians/family members who are in conflict, in order to protect children from witnessing that conflict.
To protect victims of domestic violence from being re-victimized by providing supervised parenting time and exchanges.
What is Supervised Visitation?
Supervised visitation refers to contact between a non-custodial parent and one or more children in the presence of a third person responsible for observing the interactions and ensuring the safety of those involved.
What is Supervised Exchange?
Supervised exchange is supervision of the transfer of the child from one parent to the other. Supervision is limited to the exchange or transfer only with the remainder of the parent/child contact remaining unsupervised. Most frequently, precautions are taken to assure that the two parents or other individuals exchanging the child do not come into contact with one another.
Are you going through a divorce, separation, or custody issues that require supervised visitation or exchange?
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