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Serving Flagler, Putnam, St. Johns, and Volusia Counties




Ref: FM-2002-019-SC

WHEREAS, the Supreme Court of Florida entered an Administrative Order dated  November 18, 1999, adopting minimum standards for supervised visitation programs and directing the chief judge of each circuit to enter into an agreement with supervised visitation centers willing to comply with the minimum standards, and

WHEREAS, the undersigned believes that supervised visitation programs are an element of a model family court and an important resource to family law judges, and

WHEREAS, supervised visitation centers are opening throughout the Seventh Judicial Circuit;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, ROBERT K. ROUSE, JR., Chief Judge of the Seventh Judicial Circuit of Florida, hereby order as follows:

  1. Any supervised visitation program operating in the Seventh Judicial Circuit, that wishes to receive cases pursuant to court order, shall comply with standards adopted by the Florida Supreme Court by Administrative Order, dated November 19, 1999.
  2. Prior to accepting cases pursuant to court order, said visitation program(s) shall enter into an agreement with the Chief Judge of the Seventh Judicial Circuit.
  3. Judges who refer cases to a supervised visitation program shall utilize only the services of those programs which have entered into an agreement pursuant to paragraph # 2 above.
  4. The Court Administrator’s Office shall maintain a list of supervised visitation programs in the Seventh Judicial Circuit who comply with the terms of this Order. Said list shall be updated periodically and circulated to interested parties.

TO BE RECORDED in Flagler, Putnam, St. Johns and Volusia counties.

DONE AND ORDERED in Daytona Beach, Volusia County, Florida, this 15th day of July, 2002.

/s/ Robert K. Rouse, Jr.
Robert K. Rouse, Jr.
Chief Judge

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