Superior Court's Supervised Visitation Center (SVC) provides supervised visitation and exchange services for court-referred domestic relations and domestic violence cases. The center strives to foster healthy interactions among family members affected by domestic issues by providing supervised visitation and exchanges in a safe, secure environment with the help of community partners.
- To provide a neutral location for visits between children and non-custodial parents;
- To serve as a site for exchanges of children;
- To protect the safety of children and the custodial parents; and
- To preserve the visitation rights of non-custodial parents.
How do I request supervised visitation for the opposing party in a Family Court matter?
To request supervised visitation for the opposing party, you may make a request with a Complaint for Custody and/or Access to Children in the Family Court Central Intake Center. If you already have a custody or visitation order, you may file a motion in that case. In either case, the judge will decide if supervised visitation is appropriate.
How do I request supervised visitation in a Civil Protection Order (CPO) case?
You may request supervised visitation through a CPO. Learn more about requesting a CPO here.
Where do I go to open a case for Supervised Visitation?
To file a Complaint for Custody and/or Access to Children visit the Family Court Central Intake Center. To get a Civil Protection Order or ask to have it enforced, visit one of the Court’s two Domestic Violence Intake Centers:
Program Hours of Operation/ Contact Numbers:
SVC Contact Person: gale.aycox [at] dccsystem.gov (Gale Aycox), Program Manager, (202) 879-0482
SVC Office Hours: Monday - Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
SVC General Contact Number: (202) 879-4253
SVC Program Hours:
Wednesday - Friday: 3:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Sunday: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
*After the judge issues an order granting supervised visitation, you must contact the Supervised Visitation Center office at (202) 879-0482 or email gale.aycox [at] dccsystem.gov (Gale Aycox) to schedule an intake Interview.