About SVN

SVN is a multi-national non-profit membership organization that is literally a network of agencies and individuals who are interested in assuring that children can have safe, conflict-free access to parents with whom they do not reside. Some of the children who need these services live in foster homes or with relatives. Some live with one parent who is estranged from the other.

Members of SVN may be:

Board of Directors

The Network is governed by a board of fifteen SVN members. By-laws require that a minimum of 2 board members be elected from each of 5 geographical regions.  Elected at the Annual General Meeting in the spring, directors serve three year terms. Learn more about the current Board of Directors.

Vision

The Supervised Visitation Network champions a world in which all vulnerable families have access to safe and quality visitation services.

Mission

Mission Statement: The Supervised Visitation Network is an international membership network that establishes standards, promotes education and advances professionalism in the field of supervised visitation.

Purpose

Functions

Our members throughout the world provide direct services to children and their families designed to keep families in safe contact.

We help families find services that are convenient to them and will meet their needs by maintaining a directory of services nationwide. We receive many calls from parents, attorneys, social workers, judges, and others looking for services in their area. Our goal is to have a comprehensive directory so services can easily be found by the families that need them. You can access this directory by clicking on the Directory of Providers link in the navigation bar.

We collect and disseminate research information relevant to safe child access and provide public education regarding the importance of children having access to their parents.

We work to improve the quality of services. This is accomplished in several ways: