About Standard 5.20 Training

In 1998, the Judicial Council of California adopted the Uniform Standards of Practice for Providers of Supervised Visitation as Standard 5.20 of the California Standards of Judicial Administration. Effective January 1, 2013, Assembly Bill 1674 (Stats. 2012, ch. 692), requires that professional providers receive 24 hours of training that include training on specified subject areas outlined in new Family Code section 3200.5. In addition, AB 1674 codified, in part, provisions of Standard 5.20. Under the new law, Standard 5.20 cannot conflict with Family Code section 3200.5; however, Family Code section 3200.5 does not replace Standard 5.20.

CASVSP Standard 5.20 training is designed to provide supervised visitation providers and multidisciplinary professionals with a statewide framework for comprehending, conceptualizing, and developing program policies and practice requirements for the successful implementation of Standard 5.20 and Family Code section 3200.5. The training will offer participants specific strategies and approaches for understanding the duties and obligations of a professional provider and the necessary tools and skills required for developing program policies and procedures consistent with Standard 5.20 and Family Code section 3200.5. 

The Judicial Council, Center for Families, Children & the Courts, Access to Visitation Grant Program manager will conduct the Standard 5.20 training, with several co-presenters. Participants will be provided guidance on how to design a best practices service delivery model intended to enhance ethical professionalism, quality of service delivery, and ensure provider accountability for widely acceptable practices.

1. This is not a train-the-trainer training. Participants that attend the training are not approved or qualified to train on Standard 5.20 or Family Code section 3200.5 by merely attending the training. 

2. The Standard 5.20 training will cover a majority of the subject areas required by Family Code section 3200.5(d)(1) but not all of the required areas. See training agenda and education hours below. 


The Standard 5.20 three-day training will provide participants with a nuts and bolts overview regarding the required duties and obligations for a professional provider of supervised visitation, including role limitations; five approaches in thinking about (and understanding) the basic role of a provider; steps to consider for professional decision-making; how to maintain professional neutrality and objectivity; and best practice considerations for documentation and writing supervised visitation reports. The training will incorporate safety and domestic violence concerns and highlight key requirements of Standard 5.20 (e.g., sections (e) through (o)) and Family Code section 3200.5 (e.g., sections (d)(1)(A),(C),(D),(F),(H),(I), and (J) as it relates to the general role of a provider. Interactive exercises, case examples, group discussion, role-plays, and practice demonstrations for application of the standards will be provided. Handouts, job aids, CD, and a reference guide of materials will be disseminated. Participants should review Standard 5.20 and Family Code section 3200.5 prior to the training. 


Participants will receive between 22.5 and 24 training education hours. This is not guaranteed 24 hour training per Family Code section 3200.5 - some provisions of the Code are not covered in the Standard 5.20 training. CEU (Continuing Education Unit) hours will be available. A Certificate of Education Hours will be provided. Participants will be required to sign in each day of the training. 


Payment accepted via credit card or check in advance. Repeat participants must contact info@casvsp.org directly to make arrangements for reduced payment. If you/your agency require a detailed invoice or has a specific billing procedure for payment request, arrangement can be made to prepare the proper documentation that best meets your needs. Participants should review CASVSP refund and cancellation policy. 


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