Supervised visitation can be very emotional, stressful and expensive. Remember that these emotional issues are impacted by legal factors. If at all possible, talk with a lawyer to learn more about what to expect during this process.
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Professional Supervision Services
The Supervised Visitation Network provides information and resources for families working with professional visitation supervisors.
Amaris Family Services
Cost: $60/hour plus mileage
Info: Amaris Family Services-Renton WA is a Social service agency serving the families involved with Division of Children and Family Services in the Greater Washington State area. Our goal and mission is to keep families together by maintaining the bond between the non-custodial parent and the children removed from their care due to Conflict, neglect, or abuse. The areas of service include: King County, Pierce County, Snohomish County and Thurston County.
Becker Family Services
Cost: $50/hour and $50 intake
Info: Becker Family Services (BFS) has provided professional supervised visitation since 2006. BFS supervisors are educated, trained and have a background in family law. Our supervisors include a Social Worker III/GAL/therapeutic supervisor/therapist, a retired Vice Principal/GAL/ Bi-lingual Spanish speaker and a Paralegal with a background with CPS supervised visitation. BFS supervisors have experience in domestic violence, substance abuse, reunification, parent alienation,emotional and sexual abuse along with dealing with high conflict cases. Serves Issaquah, Bellevue, Renton, and Kent.
Cost: Reduced rates available for DSHS clients and those who are income eligible. Call for details. Standard rates are $45-$65 per hour plus $35 initial fee.
Info: All supervised visitation is conducted by a professional social worker or an individual with advanced training. Visits are conducted at an agreed public place. Transportation not provided.
Cost: $40/hour sliding scale
Info: Offers supervised visitation services in King county.
Phone: (844) 847-3906
Cost: $40-$60 per hour, plus $25 initial fee. Written reports are an additional cost of $35-$50.
Info: Serving South King County and Pierce County. Visitations are supervised by qualified, trained staff in a public setting or at the parent’s home.
Info: We have a comfortable secure Family oriented facility at our Renton location. We also provide service out in the community. We have been providing service since 2005. We have provided over 18,000 hours of actual service time safely with Parents and their children.
Cost: $40/hour (weekdays), $50/hour (weekends), $25 intake, sliding scale
Info: Family Services Northwest offers supervised visitation services in King and Snohomish Counties, with a visitation center in Everett. They also offer a STEP parenting class for $250 (includes intake and books). See their website or contact them for more information.
Cost: $50 intake fee (per party), $40/hour, $0.54/mile travel fee after the first 30 miles
Info: Provides supervised visitation services in the King County area, and is willing to travel but does not provide transportation for children. Fee includes copy of observation notes for attorney.
Cost: $45-65 per hour plus $50 initial fee (no additional cost for reports).
Info: Serves greater Seattle area including Pierce county, King County, and Kitsap County. Supervised visits are conducted in public places supervised by a professional individual with advanced training.
Cost: $30/hour, $30 intake fee
Info: The innocent heart of a child should be protected. Therefore I provide visitation services to South King and Pierce County residents at the most competitive prices. Being a trained and qualified Parental Supervisor and Pierce County Court Appointed Special Advocate, I have the professional tools and experience necessary to provide families with unbiased service while keeping children as my top priority.
Cost: $55/hour (2-3 hours), $50/hour (4 hours or more), $25 for a written report, $80 intake
Info: Has a MA in psychology, 15 years experience as a professional supervisor, and 20 years experience as Guardian ad Litem and family court investigator for Snohomish County. Services Snohomish and North King Counties and the Eastside. No stand alone child exchange, transportation may be provided on a case-by-case basis.
Cost: $20-$40 sliding scale
Info: My name is Kari Fabeck, I have been supervising visits for a year and half. I have a degree in Ethnic, Gender, and Labor studies from University of Washington. I do visits in the community (some South King County areas) or office space in the North End of Tacoma. I also volunteer as a CASA for Pierce county. I charge per hour based on a sliding scale (Income based) My website is Karing4kidz.com which is currently being worked on. The best way to contact me is through my email: Kari@karing4kidz.com
Cost: assessed based on needs of family and case. contact for more information
Info: I currently work state and private so I follow DCFS guidelines pretty closely and have added a few of my own rules from years of doing this. When working for the state I handle all cases but tend to lean towards helping with special needs cases / Children and difficult / hard to deal with cases. This tends to trickle over to my private side as I do get referred on a regular basis from others in the public sector. I am also a parenting coach through Strive UW and have my mediation and arbitration certification through UW Law. My background consists of working in the law / law enforcement sector as a forensic analyst for approximately 13 years for which I still do consulting. As well I travelled and taught state and federal agents my forensic knowledge. This with my VS experience tends to keep my cases on the right track.
Cost: $60 hourly fee for one child ($65 for two or more) supervised visitation, sliding scale available for parents receiving public assistance; see website for fees for other services
Info: Provides visitation services, including therapeutic and supervised visitation and reunification therapy. Therapeutic visitation and reunification therapy require an intake assessment beforehand.
Cost: $60 per hour, $75 initial consultation, $50 fee for visitation outside of their office within King County
Info: Offers supervised visitation and exchanges and family reunification. Supervisors have experience in early childhood development and are trained, non-judgmental observers. Provides written reports as part of the service, and parenting coaching upon request.
Cost: $60 intake fee, $40 per hour supervised visitation (see website for fees for other services)
Info: Offers supervised visitation and exchange and therapeutic visitation. Supervisors are human services professionals with specialized supervised visitation training.
Friends or Relatives as Visit Supervisors
In some cases, the court will approve a specific friend or relative to supervise visits. It is important that the visit supervisor remain present at all times during the visit and that all court instructions are followed.