The Osceola County Children’s Visitation Center is a court-operated program that provides supervised visits and monitored exchanges for families, and allows children to spend time with their visiting parent in a pleasant and safe atmosphere, thus fostering a healthy relationship between the children and their parents. Visits take place in a school setting, which includes a large playground for families to spend recreational time outdoors during visits. Participation in this program requires a court order.
The Children’s Visitation Center also provides Virtual Supervised Visitation through the use of electronic communication tools as a means of furthering communication between a parent and child in order to foster their relationship. The Virtual Supervised Visitation is not a substitute for actual visitation time with the children. It is a supplemental tool intended to enhance the relationship between a parent and their child.
Parents are required to attend an orientation prior to the commencement of visits and they must follow all the rules and policies of the program. The program has neutral and trained observers who closely monitor all visits and ensure that they are always within the sight and/or sound of the child (ren) and parent. The center provides on-site security with the assistance of the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office.
The goal of the Children’s Visitation Center is to provide an environment where a child can visit with their non-primary residential parent or non-residential parent in a safe, caring, and child-positive setting; This is a needed service for families experiencing separation, divorce, and domestic violence, when conflict between the parents necessitates a neutral outside resource.
The services provided by the Children’s Visitation Center have been made possible thanks to the collaborative support of the Osceola County Board of County Commissioners, Osceola County Sheriff’s Office, and the Osceola County School Board.
For more information, please contact Vereen Fernandez, Program Coordinator, at 407-742-2467 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.