2006 Florida Statutes
Supervised visitation projects.
753.004 Supervised visitation projects.--Within its existing resources, the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences of the University of Florida may establish supervised visitation projects in communities throughout the state.
(1) It is the intent of the Legislature to coordinate the efforts of the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences and the Florida Family Visitation Network as follows: the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences of the University of Florida shall take an active role in developing and providing relevant educational activities as a means of strengthening parenting skills.
(2) Any community participating in a visitation project supervised by the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences shall provide a local match of $15,000, exclusive of existing county extension funds, to the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences and $2,000 to the Institute for Family Violence Studies at Florida State University to carry out the responsibilities under s. 753.002 The Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences has discretion to waive all or part of their portion of the local match.
(3) A supervised visitation project must be approved by the board of county commissioners of the county in which the project is located if a county-owned facility is used as a visitation site or personnel paid by the county participate in the supervised visitation program.
History.--s. 13, ch. 96-402; s. 87, ch. 2000-158.