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Therapeutic Supervised Visitation Program


Since 1992, The NYSPCC’s Therapeutic Supervised Visitation Program serves children of all ages, their parents and other caregivers, who have histories of child abuse, severe neglect, domestic violence, substance abuse and/or mental illness. Working in collaboration with the courts, The NYSPCC accepts referrals from judges who determine that parent-child interaction must be supervised to ensure the children’s safety.  Rather than eliminating contact between the parent and child, which can be highly detrimental to the child, supervised visitation provides a one-on-one supportive setting where the relationship can safely continue while parents receive other necessary services (such as substance abuse or mental health treatment) and family and criminal court matters are addressed. While the majority of supervised visitation programs offer observation only, The NYSPCC provides trauma-informed therapeutic supervision and parenting education. So not only does the program maintain safety during visits, but it also helps parents repair the ruptured bonds between them and their children due to trauma and separation, improve parenting skills and engagement, and reduce the risk of future abuse or neglect.

Would you or someone you know like to receive supervised visitation services?

Referrals to The NYSPCC’s Therapeutic Supervised Visitation Program are made through the NYC Administration for Children’s Services’ Manhattan Family Service Units and ACS contract agencies, NYC Family Courts, and the NYC Supreme Court Integrated Domestic Violence (IDV) Part. While families are not able to refer themselves for services they are encouraged to speak with their attorneys to advocate for a referral through the Administration for Children’s Services or through the court system. Services are free to all participants. Families referred through the NYC Family Courts and NYC Supreme Courts IDV Part must earn less than 200% of the Federal Poverty Line as indicated on the chart below:


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For more information on The NYSPCC’s Therapeutic Supervised Visitation Program, and how families involved with NYC Family Court or Administration for Children’s Services that meet the eligibility criteria can be referred, please contact the Program Coordinator, Anna Fuentes, at 212.233.5500 x.205 or afuentes@nyspcc.org.

Learn more about receiving training on providing supervised visitation services.

2018 Statistics

75 families (100 children and 150 adults) with the most challenging abuse, neglect and domestic violence histories were helped by the program.

2018 Outcomes

  • 94% of visiting parents improved their knowledge of parenting skills and techniques.
  • 73% of visiting parents increased parenting time with their children.

Location & Hours

The NYSPCC’s Main Office
161 William Street, Ninth Floor
New York, NY 10038-2607

Monday 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am – 8:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am – 8:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am – 8:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Professionals’ Handbook

To order a copy of The NYSPCC’s Professionals’ Handbook on Supervised Visitation for High-Risk Families, please click the image above.

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