INTAKE: Central Visitation Program (CVP) requires an intake appointment with BOTH the party who has custody of the child and the party wishing to visit the child, or both parties involved in doing a safe exchange. Intakes are done separately with each party. Parties are required to bring in payment for the intake, their ID, proof of income and the court order stating the need for supervised visitation or safe exchange services. Phone intake appointments are available for individuals who are outside the Denver Metro area.
The purpose of the intake appointment is to gain a better understanding of the case and the needs of the child for visitation or exchange services and to go over the rules and expectations of CVP. Intake appointments generally last between 30-60 minutes and a $20 intake fee is required at the time of intake. Intake fees are paid by each party unless the court order specifies one party pays all the fees associated with supervised visitation or safe exchanges.
To set up an intake appointment in Denver or Aurora call 303-839-8701. To set up an intake appointment in Brighton call 303-654-0455. Intake appointments are only available on the weekends in our Brighton and Aurora locations.
FEES: CVP provides services to all families, with a sliding scale available for those who qualify. Proof of income is required to qualify for the sliding scale. Fees range from $20-$50 for supervised parenting time and $15-$20 for safe exchange services. Unless stated otherwise in the court order, the party visiting the child is responsible for the supervised parenting time fees.
Payment is requested before the visit starts. Clients who do not make a payment after 2 consecutive visits will have their visits suspended until payment is made. Visits that are cancelled without a valid reason that the party can provide proof for will be charged for the missed visit. This rule applies to both parties.
Central Visitation Program accepts cash, check, money orders and credit/debit cards for payment. CVP will charge a returned check fee for nonsufficient funds and no longer accept checks from the client if a NSF check is presented.
HOURS OF OPERATION: Central Visitation Program is open 7 days a week between its locations in Denver, Brighton, and Aurora. The hours are as follows and are subject to change. Always contact the office to verify office hours. The offices are closed for major holidays.
Brighton CVP Offices Saturdays and Sundays 9 am – 5 pm
Aurora CVP Offices
Saturdays 9 am – 4:30 pm
SCHEDULING VISITS: A visit time will be offered once both parties have completed an intake and the staff has had a chance to look at the schedule and find a time that works for everyone. CVP typically has a waitlist and it can be anywhere between 2 to 6 weeks before visits will start. Flexibility is key in scheduling – weekends are very full and will usually result in a longer wait time for visitation. CVP only offers on-site visitation services at this time. All visits begin at 1 hour once a week, regardless of the amount of time granted in the court order. Additional time may be available after 6-8 successful visits depending on the availability in the schedule. Priority is always given to new families who need time before granting additional time to current families.
CVP will offer a set day and time for parenting time. Once a day and time are agreed upon by both parties, this will be their regular meeting time. Schedules may vary based on the needs of the family, availability of staff, and the provisions of a court order or parenting plan.
Both parents are expected to comply with the schedule. Parents must notify CVP in advance of delays or cancellations, and CVP may terminate services for excessive delays or cancellations by either parent. Parents are charged for canceled visits. CVP reserves the right to report parties who are not complying with CVP rules to their attorney and/or the courts.