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.
August 23, 2021
Superior Court Statement On Appearances In Court In Light of Governor's Order to Mask
The Superior Court is withdrawing this prior general presumption of personal appearance at hearings to address concerns regarding the Delta variant of Covid-19. The Court’s order can be found HERE. In light of the Governor’s Order that all individuals who enter buildings wear masks, regardless of vaccination status, it is appropriate for individuals who can appear remotely to do so if they wish. The Courtrooms remain open to the public with capacity limits and the requirement of masking for all. In some criminal matters it is necessary to require the presence the Defendant or Respondent.. Those who wish the opportunity to appear remotely via WebEx must ensure that their connection is sufficient to be heard and/or seen, and that their appearance and behavior during a hearing is appropriate for the Courtroom.
Court's Response to Coronavirus Pandemic
En respuesta a la nueva pandemia de coronavirus (o COVID-19), nuestros servicios estaran limitados
Click HERE for the latest information concerning the Court's response to the Coronavirus pandemic.
Effective September 1, 2021 - 2021 Superior Court
Local Court Rules
Click HERE for a description of the Ex Parte process.
The Courts will be closed for Labor Day on Monday, September 6, 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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