What We Do
It is the mission of the Monitored Visitation and Exchange Program to assist families to move from a negative approach to a positive, safe environment to build healthy relationships within the family unit. Staff members remain neutral while providing a pro-family atmosphere and ensure that the participants adhere to the terms of their court order while participating in services.
Services We Provide
The Monitored Visitation and Exchange Program is available to help bring families together by providing court ordered monitored parenting (visitation) or exchange services to families in a safe, neutral, child-friendly atmosphere that promotes positive interaction and the safe exchange of children.
Monitored visits are observed by two staff members or one staff member and a security officer between the non-custodial parent and his or her children. Thus service is open to any parent with a court order for monitored parenting or visitation. The visits are monitored in the Children’s Room at the Domestic Violence Awareness Center, which contains fun activities, including toys, books, and air hockey, a changing table and high chair. The visiting parent is responsible for the care and actions of their children and is never left alone with the child.
How to Receive Service
Participants must have court ordered visitation or exchange in Hancock or Brooke Counties. Call DVAC to schedule a visitation or exchange.