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ALABAMA
This State does not have any published statutes for supervised visitation.

ALASKA
This State does not have any published statutes for supervised visitation.

ARIZONA
This State does not have any published statutes for supervised visitation.

ARKANSAS
This State does not have any published statutes for supervised visitation.

CALIFORNIA
California legislature has adopted uniform standards of practice for providers of supervised visitation. Cal. Fam. Code § 3200 (2006). The Judicial Council shall develop standards for supervised visitation providers. § 3200. The standards of practice apply to all providers of supervised visitation, whether the provider is a friend, relative, paid independent contractor, employee, intern, or volunteer operating independently or through a supervised visitation center or agency. Ca. Stat. Jud. Admin. Standards 5.20(a) (2006). Supervised visitation is contact between a noncustodial party and one or more children in the presence of a neutral third person. 5.20(b).

In making a decision as to the manner and terms in which supervision is provided, the court may consider recommendations of the parties and their attorneys, Family Court Services staff, evaluators, therapists, and providers of supervised visitation. 5.20(c). Each court is encouraged to make available to all providers of supervised visitation informational materials about the role of a provider, the terms and conditions of supervised visitation, and the legal responsibilities and obligations of a provider. 5.20(d)(1). To assure the safety and welfare of the child and adults during visitation, supervised visitation centers should establish a written protocol with the assistance of local law enforcement agency that describes the emergency assistance and responses that can be expected from the local law enforcement agency. 5.20(e).

Professional and therapeutic providers of supervised visitation should conduct comprehensive intake and screening to assess the nature and degree of risk for each case and may suspend or terminate a visit if the provider determines that the risk factors present are placing in jeopardy the safety and welfare of the child or provider. 5.20(e)(2), (5). If a provider of supervised visitation determines that the rules of the visit have been violated, the child has become acutely distressed, or the safety of the child or the provider is at risk, the visit may be temporarily interrupted, rescheduled at a later date, or terminated. 5.20(n)(2).

The family law division of the superior court in each county may establish and administer a supervised visitation and exchange program. Cal. Fam. Code § 3203 (2006). The programs shall allow parties and children to participate in supervised visitation between a custodial party and a noncustodial party or joint custodians. § 3203.

COLORADO
The legislature has authorized an appropriate agency to develop a parenting time enforcement program. Colo. Rev. Stat. § 14-10.5-104(1)(a) (2006). The program shall address the enhancement and facilitation of children§s access to the parents with whom such children reside less than the majority of the time by, if appropriate, supervised visitation. § 14-10.5-104(1)(a)(V).

CONNECTICUT
Visitation Centers shall be established to facilitate visits between children in the custody of the Commissioner of Children and Families and those family members subject to supervised visitation. Conn. Gen. Stat. § 17a-101l (2006).

DELAWARE
This State does not have any published statutes for supervised visitation.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
This State does not have any published statutes for supervised visitation.

FLORIDA
The Florida legislature created the Florida Family Visitation Network to serve as a clearinghouse on resources and research of supervised visitation programs. Fla. Stat. § 753.002 (2007). A supervised visitation program exists where there is contact between a noncustodial parent and one or more children in the presence of a third person responsible for observing and ensuring the safety of those involved. Fla. Stat. § 753.001(1) (2007).

Supervised visitation programs may also include exchange monitoring of children who are participating in court-ordered visitation programs or exchange monitoring where there has been mutual consent between parties for the purposes of facilitating a visitation. § 753.001(1).

A supervised visitation project must be approved by the board of county commissioners of the county in which the project is located if a county-owned facility is used as a visitation site or personnel paid by the county participate in the supervised visitation program. § 753.004(3) (2007).

GEORGIA
This State does not have any published statutes for supervised visitation.

HAWAII
This State does not have any published statutes for supervised visitation.

IDAHO
In any action brought under the Child Protective Act and Juvenile Corrections Act, the court may direct the parties to appear before it for a conference before trial to determine supervised access to children. Idaho R. C. P. Rule 16(o)(a). This rule sets forth the duties and obligations for providers of supervised access to children. Rule 16(o)(b). Supervised Access is any contact between a supervised party and one or more children in the presence of an approved provider. Rule 16(o)(d)(i). The court shall make the final decision as to who the provider will be, the manner in which supervised access is provided, and any terms or conditions thereof. Rule 16(o)(e).

ILLINOIS
The Department of Children and Family Services shall exercise supervision over visitation as ordered by a court pursuant to the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act or the Adoption Act if the court directs such services. 20 Ill. Comp. Stat. § 505/5(t). The Department shall provide written notification to the court of the specific arrangements for supervised visitation. § 505/5(t).

INDIANA
This State does not have any published statutes for supervised visitation.

IOWA
This State does not have any published statutes for supervised visitation.

KANSAS
The attorney general shall provide for child exchange and visitation centers throughout the state for victims of domestic or family violence and their children to allow court-ordered child exchange or visitation. Kan. Stat. § 75-720(a) (2005). The child exchange and visitation center shall provide a secure setting and specialized procedures for supervised visitation and the exchange or transfer of children for visitation. § 75-720(b)(1). Supervision shall be by a person trained in security and the avoidance of domestic and family violence. § 75-720(b)(2). A child exchange and visitation center is for children who have been removed from their parents and placed outside the home as a result of abuse or neglect and for children whose parents are separated or divorced and the children are at risk because: there is documented sexual, physical, or emotional abuse; there is suspected or elevated risk of sexual, physical or emotional abuse, or there have been threats of parental abduction of the child; there is ongoing risk of harm to a parent or child due to domestic violence; a parent is impaired because of substance abuse or mental illness; or other circumstances, as determined by the court, point to the existence of such a risk. § 75-720(c)(1)-(6).

KENTUCKY
The Kentucky legislature appropriated $843,400 in General Fund moneys and $131,600 in Federal Funds in fiscal year 2007-2008 for supervised visitation centers. H.B. 362, 2007 Leg., Reg. Sess. (Ky. 2007).

LOUISIANA
Supervised visitation means face-to-face contact between a parent and a child which occurs in the immediate presence of a supervising person approved by the court under conditions which prevent any physical abuse, threats, intimidation, abduction, or humiliation of either the abused parent or the child. La. Rev. Stat. § 9:362(6) (2006). The supervising person shall not be any relative, friend, therapist, or associate of the parent perpetrating family violence. § 9:362(6). With the consent of the abused parent, the supervising person may be a family member or friend of the abused parent. § 9:362(6). At the request of the abused parent, the court may order that the supervising person shall be a police officer or other competent professional. § 9:362(6). The parent who perpetrated family violence shall pay any and all costs incurred in the supervision of visitation. § 9:362(6). In no case shall supervised visitation be overnight or in the home of the violent parent. § 9:362(6).

This State does not have any published statutes for supervised visitation.
MAINE

This State does not have any published statutes for supervised visitation.
MARYLAND

This State does not have any published statutes for supervised visitation.
MASSACHUSETTS

This State does not have any published statutes for supervised visitation.
MICHIGAN

This State does not have any published statutes for supervised visitation.
MINNESOTA

The commissioner shall award grants in amounts up to $50,000 for the purposes of creating or maintaining parenting time centers in an effort to reduce children§s vulnerability to violence and trauma related to parenting time, where there has been a history of domestic violence or abuse within the family. Minn. Stat. § 119A.37(1) (2006). The centers must be available for use by district courts who may order parenting time to occur at a parenting time center. § 119A.37(1). Each county or group of counties is encouraged to provide supervised parenting time services in an effort to fill the gap in the court system that orders supervised parenting time but does not provide a center to accomplish the supervised parenting time as ordered. § 119A.37(2).
MISSISSIPPI

This State does not have any published statutes for supervised visitation.
MISSOURI

This State does not have any published statutes for supervised visitation.
MONTANA

This State does not have any published statutes for supervised visitation.
NEBRASKA

This State does not have any published statutes for supervised visitation.
NEVADA

This State does not have any published statutes for supervised visitation.
NEW HAMPSHIRE

This State does not have any published statutes for supervised visitation.
NEW JERSEY

The Legislature finds that courts often orders supervised visitation where there has been a history of child abuse, medical disabilities, psychiatric problems or other situations where the safety and welfare of the child may be jeopardized. N.J. Stat. § 2A: 12-7(a) (2006). Therefore, the legislature created an act to facilitate supervised visitation by making the facilities and members of local community organizations available to assist the court ordered supervised visitation. § 2A: 12-7(d); § 2A: 12-9. The purpose of the program shall be to promote court ordered supervised visitation by having approved community organizations throughout the State supply facilities and personnel to enable supervised visitation to take place. N.J. Stat. § 2A: 12-10 (2006). Any court having jurisdiction over a child visitation matter, which orders supervised child visitation, may direct in the order that the visitation take place at an approved community organization. N.J. Stat. § 2A:12-12 (2006).
NEW MEXICO

A judicial district may establish a supervised visitation program by local court rule approved by the supreme court. N.M. Stat. § 40-12-5.1(A) (2006). The supervised visitation program shall be used when, in the opinion of the court, the best interests of the child are served if confrontation or contact between the parents is to be avoided during exchanges of custody or if contact between a parent and a child should be supervised. § 40-12-5.1(A). In a supervised visitation program, the district court may employ or contract with a person with whom a child may be left by one parent for a short period while waiting to be picked up by the other parent or to supervise visits among one or both parents and the child. § 40-12-5.1(A)(1)-(2). A parent may request the services of the supervised visitation program or the court may order that the program be used. § 40-12-5.1(B).
NEW YORK

This State does not have any published statutes for supervised visitation.
NORTH CAROLINA

This State does not have any published statutes for supervised visitation.
NORTH DAKOTA

This State does not have any published statutes for supervised visitation.
OHIO

This State does not have any published statutes for supervised visitation.
OKLAHOMA

It is the policy of Oklahoma to ensure that the health, safety, and welfare of the child is paramount when supervised visitation is ordered by the court. Okla. Stat. 43 § 110.1a(B) (2007). Supervised visitation means the court -ordered contact between a noncustodial parent and one or more children of such parent in the presence of a third-party person who is responsible for observing and overseeing the visitation in order to provide for the safety of the child and any other parties during the visitation. 43 § 110.1a(C)(1). The court may require supervised visitation when deemed necessary by the court to protect the child or other parties. 43 § 110.1a(C)(1).

The associate district judge in each county within Oklahoma may select trained volunteers to provide supervised visitation. 43 § 110.1a(D)(1). The associate district judge in each county may also authorize one or more public or private agencies to provide location sites for the Oklahoma Child Supervised Visitation Program. 43 § 110.1a(D)(1).

Either party requesting supervised visitation of a child may identify a trained-third party volunteer to observe and oversee the visitation. 43 § 110.1a(D)(3). However, a district court shall not require any state agency location or state employee to observe and oversee any supervised visitation, or appoint a third party to observe and oversee a supervised visitation who has not received the training as specified by the judicial district supervised visitation team unless agreed to by the parties. 43 § 110.1a(D)(3)(a)-(b).
OREGON

This State does not have any published statutes for supervised visitation.
PENNSYLVANIA

This State does not have any published statutes for supervised visitation.
RHODE ISLAND

This State does not have any published statutes for supervised visitation.
SOUTH CAROLINA

This State does not have any published statutes for supervised visitation.
SOUTH DAKOTA

This State does not have any published statutes for supervised visitation.
TENNESSEE

This State does not have any published statutes for supervised visitation.
TEXAS

This State does not have any published statutes for supervised visitation.
UTAH

The Utah legislature established an Expedited Parent-time Enforcement Pilot Program to be administered from July 1, 2003 to July 1, 2007. Utah Code § 30-3-38(1) (2006). The program should assist families in resolving parent-time problems through, among other things, supervised parent-time. § 30-3-38(2)(b)(ii).

If a parent makes an allegation of physical or sexual abuse of a child who is the subject of a parent-time order against a parent with parent-time rights or a member of that parent§s household, parent-time by that parent shall be supervised until the allegation has been resolved or a court orders otherwise. § 30-3-38(4)(b)(i)-(ii).
VERMONT

This State does not have any published statutes for supervised visitation.
VIRGINIA

This State does not have any published statutes for supervised visitation.
WASHINGTON

This State does not have any published statutes for supervised visitation.
WEST VIRGINIA

This State does not have any published statutes for supervised visitation.
WISCONSIN

This State does not have any published statutes for supervised visitation.
WYOMING

This State does not have any published statutes for supervised visitation.


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