This program is designed to facilitate safe contact between children and their parents for a variety of reasons, including when a child and parent have had no contact and are being introduced; when there has been a lengthy absence of contact; or when there has been one or more of the following concerns about a parent: violence, alcohol or drug misuse, lack of mental well-being, or a lack of knowledge of parenting skills.
The physical and emotional well-being of the children will be our priority.
The program is coordinated by Pam Rudy, who has 33 years of experience working with families at Family Services of Greater Victoria. Over the years, Pam has provided close to 5,000 hours of supervised access alone.
- Service will consist of initial separate interviews for each parent, orientation interview for the child(ren), and facilitated parenting time for each family for a maximum three month period.
- Wednesday or Friday afternoons from 3pm - 6pm or
- Saturdays between 9:30am -4:30pm (maximum of 3 hours per family).
Fees are on a sliding scale based on individual gross annual income. There will be an additional charge if Observation Reports are requested; however, no recommendations or opinions will be given.
Pam has 33 years of experience in assisting family members affected by separation and divorce. She has worked with families throughout our agency’s history from when we began as Divorce Lifeline, to Separation and Divorce Resource Centre, to BC Families in Transition, to our current name as Family Services of Greater Victoria (FSGV). Throughout her employment at FSGV, Pam has attended professional development courses to update her knowledge of family law and to stay current of dispute resolution options available to assist families in settling family law issues. While providing legal support services, Pam has had numerous opportunities to observe and become familiar with proceedings in both Provincial and Supreme Court.
Pam’s educational background includes a B.Ed from University of Victoria and a Certificate in Volunteer Management from Camosun College. In February 2019, she graduated from the Justice Institute of BC with a Certificate in Family Mediation.