Reasons for Monitored/Supervised Visits: TRO's issued, Abduction, Parent absent for months/years, Child endangerment allegations, Alcohol/drug abuse allegations. Visits are monitored by a therapist.
Reasons for supervised exchanges: Parents are not speaking and unable to be cordial during an exchange., Parents who have unmonitored visits and no contact orders.
Both parents must call for their group orientation. Orientation takes place Monday or Thursday evening. Call 714.447.9024 to schedule your orientation.
Non-custodial parent or co-parent arrives 15 minutes early and waits for the child; the other parent drops off the child. When the visit is finished, the non-custodial parent waits 15 minutes after the child is picked up to avoid contact with the other parent.
Typically one to two hours weekly. Notes are taken at the visits. Reports sent prior to court hearing. Debriefing with counselor in the fifteen minutes after the visits.
Exchanges are done at FACES offices by appointment only.