On occasion, the court will order professionally supervised visitation. The court has approved the following agencies for both Benton and Franklin Counties.
If the court orders professionally supervised visits, the following agency are approved without further order.
Each of the approved agencies follow the requirements outlined by DCYF/CPS. The approved agencies provide written reports after the visits, operate during a variety of hours/days, and facilitate services for professionally supervised exchanges.
Please contact the facilities (at the contact information provided) for prices, hours of operation, and location.
Approved Professionally Supervised Visitation Agencies:
Caring Hearts Social Services
Jill Clark: 509-551-9780
Hope and Family Social Services
Abel Bautista: 509-430-8140
Kids at Heart, LLC
Denise Boeckmann: 509-531-4728
On occasion, the court will order that one or both parents vistation will be supervised. Family or friends, if qualified, can be called upon to serve as supervisors. The court has adopted a policy entitled "Expectations for Supervised Visitation" in order to establish uniformity and accountability in supervisded visitation. Click on the link below to download a copy of the policy.
Non-professional supervisors must sign an acknowledgment declaring that they have read the policy and agree to abide by the same. It is included in the "Expectations for Supervised Visitation" document.
July 21, 2021
Superior Court Statement On Gradual Transition To In Person Appearances In Court
The Superior Court has indicated in its most recent masking order that in criminal proceedings there is a general presumption of personal appearance. Specifying a presumption in criminal matters is necessary to recognize the unique requirements of identity and presence for some criminal hearings. While the Court wants parties and counsel to start moving more toward in person appearances generally as we re-open, we recognize that this is a process that takes time, and that the Supreme Court’s Emergency Orders are still in effect allowing remote appearances where appropriate. Some counsel and/or their families have health concerns that make it appropriate to continue to appear remotely, as do some litigants. If Counsel, or a party has a reason to continue to appear remotely on any docket, and does not wish to state it on the record, they may contact Court Administration so that it can be communicated to the bench.
Court's Response to Coronavirus Pandemic
En respuesta a la nueva pandemia de coronavirus (o COVID-19), nuestros servicios estaran limitados
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Effective September 1, 2021 - 2021 Superior Court
Local Court Rules
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The Courts will be closed for Independence Day on Monday, July 5, 2021.
Please refer to the Court Holiday Schedule to see changes to regular calendar.
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Superior Court Administration Benton County Justice Center
7122 W Okanogan Pl
Kennewick, WA 99336
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