How long does supervised visitation last?
There are no set guidelines for how long supervision should continue. It should last until a healthy and safe child-parent bond is formed or restored; or, both parents agree to end supervision; or the Court ends supervision. Safe, comfortable, and loving time spent together by parents and their children is vital to a child’s well-being… even when it is supervised time. All children need continued contact with both parents when possible. Parents do best, too, when they can share loving time with their children. Where there is a question of child safety or discomfort, or of parent’s safety or well being, supervised visitation offers an opportunity for a healthy and loving bond between parent and children.