What is a Child Visiting Monitor
A Child Visiting Monitor (CVM) is a trained volunteer who visits a child two times a month. The CVM talks with the child (if applicable) and assesses what the child may need. Following the visits, the CVM will complete a form and return it to the DOCCA office. We will then write a report and present it to the court and all parties involved in the case.
This position requires 9 hours of training. The potential CVM may take the entire 30 hours of training if they choose to do so.
If the CVM decides to become a fully trained volunteer, that opportunity can become a reality.
A CVM does is not required to attend court hearings or visit with the Department of Child Services (DCS). (Please keep in mind that if the need should arise, attendance at a court hearing may be necessary.)