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Albany County Bar Association awards St. Catherine's $4,500 grant

Albany County Bar Association awards St. Catherine's $4,500 grant

Janet M. Silver, president of The Albany County Bar Association,  announced that St. Catherine's Center for Children has been awarded a $4,500 grant to support the agency's supervised visitation program. 

Supervised visitations occur when parents no longer live together and a dispute arises about the terms under which a non-custodial parent may spend time with his or her child. Courts may order supervised visits for non-custodial parents in some high-risk situations in which it is determined that the parent cannot see a child alone. Under supervised visitations, a non-custodial parent can spend time with a child in a safe and neutral environment with a third party or group present. 

While separating parents seek long-term solutions that will allow a non-custodial parent his or her right to spend time with a child, supervised visitations respect the rights of the non-custodial parent while recognizing the health and safety of the child.

Supervised visitations are one of many services St. Catherine's offers to promote the welfare of children while working to strengthen family life. The $4,500 grant is being awarded through the Albany County Bar Foundation, which supports charitable and human services organizations such as St. Catherine's.