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Joining Hands Visitation (JHV) is a child welfare agency dedicated to providing parent-child visitation (PCV) services to children in the foster care system of Washington state. We also offer private visitation services to the public, including transportation and supervised visitation.
If you wish to partake of the agency’s services, please call the office at (360) 878-8389 between the hours of 10:00 am – 6:00 pm and schedule an interview with the Agency Director. For the interview, please come prepared with the court order detailing visitation required or legal documentation stating the agreed upon visitation plan and any other pertinent information.
Initial Intake Fee
There is a non-refundable administration fee of $50. This is DUE at the intake interview with the Agency Director.
JHV rate for supervised visitation services is $50 per hour and payment MUST be made in advance prior to the first visit.
In the event of a cancellation made with a minimum of 24-hour notice, the client may have the fee refunded via business check or applied to the next visit.
If the visiting Parent is not present by the end of the 15-minute grace period or cancels with less than 24-hour notice, JHV will collect the visitation fee for the scheduled time of visit. For example, if the visit is scheduled for 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm, and the parent cancels with less than 24-hour notice, JHV will bill for 2 hours.
JHV rate for transportation is $50 per hour plus $0.61 per mile driven. This pertains to transport to and from a visit location outside of JHV Offices and/or the transport of the child to visit whether it be at JHV Offices or another location pre-determined location.
If the visiting Parent is not present by the end of the 15-minute grace period or cancels with less than 24-hour notice, JHV will bill for travel time and mileage accrued.
Request for Documents
A visit report is generated for every visit facilitated by the Agency. All contents are confidential and property of the Agency but upon request of the participating Parent can be provided at $25 per document.
Court Appearance Fee
Any request or subpoena to appear in court will incur a base fee of $500 plus $25 for every hour JHV staff is held at court. The base fee of $500 is DUE no later than 48 hours prior to scheduled court date. The hourly fee for the JHV Staff presence in court is DUE no later 24 hours after the actual court date or will incur a late fee of $35.
A late fee of $35 will be assessed per month for any missed payments.
Acceptable Forms of Payment:
JHV accepts payments in the form of Cash or Certified funds only – Money Order and Cashier’s Check. Certified funds should be made out to Joining Hands Visitation. A receipt will be provided at the time of payment. If desired, a monthly invoice can be issued for client records. All payments MUST be made in advance.