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Supervised Visitation

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.

  1. To provide a neutral location for visits between children and non-custodial parents;
  2. To serve as a site for exchanges of children;
  3. To protect the safety of children and the custodial parents; and
  4. 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] (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 to schedule an intake Interview.

Supervised Visitation Center

Moultrie Courthouse
500 Indiana Avenue NW,
Washington, DC 20001

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Hours of Operation

3:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Program Coordinator,
8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Telephone Numbers

Supervised Visitation Center
(202) 879-4253

Program Coordinator
(202) 879-0482