Supervised Exchange & Parenting Time (SEPT)
The SEPT Program is a court-ordered service that protects children from witnessing parental disputes. SEPT volunteers (or facilitators) oversee the transfer of children from one parent to another in conflictive custody or domestic violence cases. Parents ordered into supervised parenting time are able to spend time with their children in a setting managed by CASA staff and volunteers.
The SEPT Program is a family-focused service that provides a place for parents and children to build positive relationships.
Stats for the SEPT Program Fiscal Year 2011-12
- Children Served – 372
- Number of exchanges – 914
- Number of visits –3,098
- Reported incidents while utilizing program – 0
Volunteer to help facilitate the SEPT Program
The SEPT Program provides an excellent opportunity for those who have busy lives but are committed to making a difference in our community.
The role of SEPT Volunteers is to:
- Exchange children from one parent to another in a supervised setting
- Monitor court-ordered parenting time (supervised visits)
- Document observations during parenting time or exchanges
- 18 years old
- No felony convictions
- Complete 17 hours of initial training + 6 hours of program observation
- Complete 8 hours annual in-service training
- Maintain confidentiality of all client and court information
- Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
- Ability to respect and relate to people from various backgrounds
- Desire to enable children to spend time with their parents
- Commit to serve 2-3 sessions each month (7-12 hours)
- Commit to 12 months in the program
If you are willing to donate some of your time to this program, please call the SEPT Volunteer Coordinator at
719-447-9898 ext. 1020 or send us an email.
|Read about SEPT
Volunteer Rob Reiter
|View theTV interview with SEPT Volunteer Brande Ford|