Supervised Parenting Time
The Supervised Parenting Time Program provides trained personnel to supervise contact between a child and his/her non-residential parent in a safe, neutral, and homelike environment. Most referrals involve families with histories of domestic violence, child abuse, substance abuse, or mental illness. No court order is required for supervised parenting time.
Safe Exchange Program
Safe Exchange services provide a safe and comfortable place for children to wait for contact with the non-residential parent under the supervision of Parenting Time Program staff.
Parenting Time Program Application Guidelines
To enroll in the Family Tree Parenting Time Program, each party must complete a face-to-face orientation. If the child is over five years old, we will also do an intake with the child if there are concerns that need to be addressed. To proceed with your orientation, you will need to:
- Provide a copy of your most recent court order and/or restraining order if you have one. We DO NOT require a court order to use the program. If your court orders are too thick to conveniently fit into an envelope, please send a copy of only the pages relevant to the supervised parenting time portion of the order. Then, bring the entire court order with you to your orientation.
- Complete the Parent Information Form . Please do not leave anything blank. Please be certain to fill in your income even if you are not responsible for payment. This is confidential information. Prior to filling out an application, please determine who the paying party will be.
- Provide proof of income. Examples include: pay stubs; W2; disability; TANF; food benefits; social security, etc. The proof you provide helps us to determine your fee.
Court documents and proof of income may be emailed or mailed/dropped off at:
Family Tree Parenting Time Program
c/o Program Assistance - Safe Exchange or Supervised Parenting Time
1777 Kipling Street
Lakewood, CO 80215
After we receive applications from both parties, the non-residential parent will be scheduled for a face-to-face orientation. Once that has been completed, the residential parent is scheduled for his/her orientation. After BOTH orientations are completed and the $50 non-refundable fee per orientation is paid, you will be scheduled as promptly as possible for the first parenting time session or safe exchange with your child/children. This entire process can take 2-3 days or weeks, depending on how quickly the applications and orientations are completed.