Neutral Ground Supervised Visitation Program (SVP)

The mission of the Neutral Ground Supervised Visitation Program (SVP) is to provide supervised visitation for noncustodial parents in an atmosphere promoting safe, positive, and productive interactions between children and parents.

We work with both the custodial and noncustodial parties, believing that all families have strengths.

How to Qualify for Supervised Visitation

To schedule visits with SVP, you must have documentation from Family Court. The judge must specify in the visitation order that Family Connections, or the Child Care Council, is the designated spot where visits are to take place.

Our primary focus is to ensure the safety of all children and their family members. Our fully trained, respectful SVP staff will be present during the visitation in order to:

  • Observe and record what occurs between the non-custodial parent and their child.
  • Encourage the non-custodial parent and their child to develop positive interactions.
  • Help empower parents to learn new and effective parenting/co-parenting skills.

Visitation Hours

Visits commonly occur once a week for 1 hour, between 1:00pm-5:00pm Monday through Friday, unless specified differently in the court order. Some Wednesday evening and Saturday visits are available depending on the current waiting list.

For questions or to schedule an appointment, please contact:

Nancy, Neutral Ground Supervised Visitation Program Coordinator.

Call (518) 561-4999