Transitions is a service that provides a trained monitor in a secure location to facilitate court-ordered or court referred supervised visitation between parents and their children. Parent visits with a child are scheduled in one hour sessions each week for a block of eight weeks. Services are provided at the Transitions Center in Liberty, Missouri. Both parents must pre-register to schedule services. Both parents contribute to the fees for visits based on their income and ability to pay.
The Transitions Program began in March 1999 in conjunction with the Office of Dispute Resolution Services. The parents are court ordered or referred to the Visitation center by Family Court, attorneys, Division of Family Services or other agencies or individuals.
On September 18, 2000, a 501 c 3 Not-for-Profit board, "Transitions Family Visitation Center, Inc.", was established as an Advisory Board to review program policies and procedures, aid in fundraising projects, and volunteer recruitment. There are seven Board of Directors, which serve on the Transitions Family Visitation Center, Inc. advisory board.
The program is funded by Clay County Family, Office of State Court Administrators, and fees paid by the parents.