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CAPP Legal Points

Child & Parent Place (CAPP) makes every effort to comply with the terms of Court Orders or formal Agreements.  We follow the regulations specified by the Ministry of the Attorney General, which is our principal funder. Greatest success is achieved when terms of orders and agreements are drafted in the context of our hours and conditions of operation.

Court Orders and Voluntary Agreements

Child & Parent Place must receive typed, signed and endorsed court orders. Orders and agreements must state the current custody arrangement, even if the arrangement is for the interim, as well as specifying whether access is supervised exchange or supervised visit. Specifying the frequency of visits (weekly or bi-weekly) and the duration of visits (we can accommodate from 1 to 2 hours /week maximum) is helpful in reducing conflict between parties. A mechanism for reviewing the need for supervised access is suggested.

Children's Aid Society Involvement

In accordance with the Best Practice of the Ministry of the Attorney General’s Office Supervised Access Program: MAG supervised access programs will never supervise clients under CAS investigation; service will not be provided until the investigation is completed or the involuntary file is closed. Supervised access programs do not accept cases that involve protection issues/preliminary inquiries/investigations or supervision orders under the CFSA.  When a file closes with the CAS, CAPP requires written confirmation of file closure.

Bail Conditions, Peace Bonds, Restraining Orders

If current bail conditions state that the party should not have direct or indirect contact to the child or the custodial party we are not able to provide service.  The wording of the bail condition should be changed to include “except for the purpose of the supervised access arrangements”. A copy of any current peace bonds or restraining orders must be given to CAPP staff.

For more information please contact our administrative offices.