Inventory of Government-Based Family Justice Services

Supervised Access and Exchange Program (Prince Edward Island)

Province/Territory
Prince Edward Island

Type of service
Supervised Access

Services offered
The Supervised Access and Exchange Program provides a safe, neutral and child-focused setting in which supervised visits or exchanges take place for specified periods of time and in appropriate cases.

Supervised Access permits children to visit their non-custodial parent under the supervision of trained community agency staff.

Supervised Exchange refers to the supervision of the drop-off/pick-up exchange of the child between the custodial and non-custodial parent.

If there are child protection issues, Child Protection Services might be involved in supervising visits outside of the Supervised Access and Exchange Program.

Pilot or ongoing service
Ongoing

Department responsible
Justice and Public Safety, Family Law Section

How to access this service
Supervised Access and Exchange services begin as a result of a court order directing that the service be provided. The court will forward a referral to the Family Court Counsellors’ Office at the Family Law Centre. The parties and/or their legal counsel will be instructed by the Court to contact the Family Court Counsellors’ Office to begin the intake process.

Language(s)
English and French

Publications/information
Government of PEI Web site - Supervised Access and Exchange Program

Costs
No charge. Parties are responsible for their own transportation to and from the centre providing the supervised access and exchange service.

Governing legislation/legislative authority
Divorce Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. 3 (2nd Supp.)

Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act,R.S.P.E.I. 1988, c. 33

Contact person(s)
Rebecca Macdonald
Facilitator
Honourable C.R. McQuaid Family Law Centre
1 Harbourside Access Road
P.O. Box 2000
Charlottetown, PE C1A 7N8
Ph: 902-368-6183
Fax: 902-368-6934
Email:

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