Supervised Visitation

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.

Guide to Supervised Visitation

Questions Parents Ask

Standards For Supervised Visitation Practice

At Indaba Supervised Visitation
Phone: (206) 860-3133
Cost: Varies; contact service provider for details
Info: Individualized plans for parenting access are offered at multiple locations. Visit supervisors are trained professionals currently working in the social services and child advocacy fields.

Children First Visitation Services
Phone: 206-491-2452
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.

Community Family Services-Supervised Visitation
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.

Families First of Washington
Phone: 206-772-5995 – office
Cost:  Call for information
Info: We serve the greater Puget Sound area, and our supervisors often travel to areas where families request service. We also provide on-site services at our facility in Renton, Washington (on-site services are by appointment only).

Helping Hands Visitation Services
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.

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.


Oath of Visit Supervisor (Sample)