Supervised visitation is when another adult stays with the child and parent when they visit to make sure the child is safe. If you are worried about the child’s safety, you can ask the court for supervised visitation.
In some cases, a court may order supervised visitation if the other parent
- is abusive, dangerous, or violent,
- is abusing alcohol or drugs,
- has not had much contact with the child, or
- for other reasons that the judge thinks the child might not be safe with the other parent.
If the other parent becomes a better parent, the court will probably allow visitation without supervision.