The Visitation Center provides supervised group visitation on the Saturday following the first, third and fifth Friday of each month for four hours. Group visitations are from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at designated sites in Harris County. Our printable 2023 Visitation Calendar is available below in the forms section.
The Center provides monitored visits that offer the following:
- Neutral monitoring in a safe conflict-free environment
- Consistent enforcement of the rules for all participants
- No contact between the parties
- Child-friendly environment
- Conflict-free atmosphere
- Visit observation reports
- Law Enforcement present during visits
- Child and parent counseling through Houston Galveston Institute
Our professional staff are trained in dealing with high-conflict cases and focus on the safety and well-being of children. In addition, our visitation monitors are background checked and trained to help facilitate meaningful and safe visits. We are a member of the Supervised Visitation Network and adhere to their standards of excellence.
The Harris County Domestic Relations Office is a domestic violence-informed agency. If you are a victim or survivor of domestic violence, we have information to help you. Please click on our links
page or contact us for assistance. In addition, the staff can assist victims with completing the Crime Victims Compensation Application, which can be found here
For custodial parents participating in this program, if you have been a victim of assault, domestic violence, kidnapping, etc., you may qualify for crime victims compensation. You can apply for such compensation by accessing: https://www.texasattorneygeneral.gov/crime-victims/crime-victims-compensation-program.
For the safety of all parties, contact between the custodial parent and the visiting party during arrivals and departures is prohibited. The visiting party must arrive at the assigned visitation site by 8:30 a.m. and remain until 1:30 p.m. The custodial parent will drop off the child at 9:00 a.m. and pickup the child by 1:00 p.m., without entering the facility.
The Domestic Relations Office and all locations are service-free zones. No process service will be admitted to any facilities or allowed to effectuate service at any location.