Entry-Level Training Class
This class is for anyone interested in becoming a Professional Monitor. To provide these services in California, the following qualifications must be met:
- Be 21 years of age or older;
- Have no conviction for driving under the influence (DUI) within the last 5 years;
- Not have been on probation or parole for the last 10 years;
- Have no record of a conviction for child molestation, child abuse, or other crimes against a person;
- Have proof of automobile insurance if transporting the child;
- Have no civil, criminal, or juvenile restraining orders within the last 10 years;
- Have no current or past court order in which the provider is the person being supervised;
- Be able to speak the language of the party being supervised and of the child, or the provider must provide a neutral interpreter over the age of 18 who is able to do so;
- Not be financially dependent on the person being supervised;
- Be an employee of the person being supervised;
- Be an employee of or affiliated with any superior court in the county in which the supervision is ordered unless specified in the employment contract; or
- Be in an intimate relationship with the person being supervised.
This class costs $650 for tuition and all class materials, and consists of 16 hours of classroom education and 40 hours of supervised practicum.
Continuing Education Classes
These classes are for the experienced Professional Monitor who may need either refresher training or additional training in one of the core functions of Supervised Visitation.
- Standard 5.20 Compliance
- Safety and Security Policy Development and Implementation
- Screening, Intake and Orientation Policy and Procedure
- Reports and Record Keeping
- Responding to Subpoenas and Testifying in Court
- Managing Risk and Preventing Conflict of Interest
Each class is $100 for tuition and class materials, and consists of 3 hours of classroom education.
Susan Griffin, Executive Director of Hannah’s House, is available for individual and company/group consultation for private professional supervised visitation providers. Topics for consultation include: risk management with high conflict clients; correcting/rehabilitating service delivery errors; managing bias and the appearance of conflict of interest; responding to subpoenas; preparing for testimony; standardizing policies and procedures; implementing 5.20 Standards; and case management including reports and record keeping.