Johnson County Kansas Court Services
Supervised Visitation Program (SVP)

Supervised Visitation is a Court-ordered 12 week program that provides a consistent opportunity for children and their parent(s) to have safe and supportive contact in a structured setting. The program:

  • ensures children’s safety, while also addressing the court’s need for objective information
  • offers a supportive/educational component, required for both parents
  • offers a conciliation component to create goals for future parenting plans, required for both parents
  • provides trained volunteers for each family
  • facilitates visits that focus on the best interests of the children; Volunteer Advocates observe parent-child interactions and submit written reports to the Court

Eligibility:  A court order is required for families to participate in SVP. A copy of the Court Order should be provided to Court Services before registration can be completed.

Cost: The fee will be assessed by the Court. One total fee for each parent covers all services and materials for the 12 week program: 12 one hour visits, individual and joint conciliation sessions, and 12 educational classes for each parent – including written materials/workbooks.

All fee payments shall be paid to the Clerk of the District Court located at 100 North Kansas Avenue, Olathe, Kansas in the form of cash (exact change), debit/credit card, money order, or cashier’s check.

Please include your case number and your name on the payment. To make your payment by phone call 1-888-877-0450 or to make on-line payments go to

Upon payment, the Clerk’s office shall issue a receipt to the payor and enter the payment into the JIMS court file.

Time & Location:  Classes and visits take place on Tuesday evenings between 5:30 and 8pm at the Justice Annex, 588 East Santa Fe, Suite 4000, Olathe, Kansas, 66061. Visits last one hour from either 5:45 to 6:45 or 6:45 to 7:45. Conciliation appointments will be scheduled individually by phone once your case is assigned.

Classes occur both hours to accommodate both parents separately. The visiting parent will be present for both hours (one class, one visit). The parent bringing the child(ren) will be present for one of the two hours and participate in class while the other parent is visiting with the child(ren).

(To register please contact Silvana Botero at 913-715-7566)

2017 SVP Session Start dates
January 31 March 28 May 16 June 27
August 22 October 10 November 28  

If you are interested in volunteer opportunities with the Supervised Visitation Program, contact Silvana Botero at 913-715-7566 or email:


Phone: (913) 715-7400
Linea en Espanol (913) 715-7519
Fax: (913) 715-7420
Johnson County Court Services
588 E. Santa Fe. Suite 4000
Olathe, Kansas  66061
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