Family Court Services - Child Custody Mediation, Recommending Counseling (CCRC), and Evaluation
The office of Family Court Services is located on the second floor of the Santucci Justice Center Courthouse, 10820 Justice Center Drive in Roseville.
Family Court Services is responsible for providing Child Custody Mediation, Recommending Counseling (CCRC) and Child Custody Evaluation services for parties in Family Law cases in which custody and/or visitation (parenting plan) are being disputed. Child Custody Mediation, Recommending Counseling (CCRC) and Child Custody Evaluation are conducted by private mental health professionals under contract with the Placer Superior Court as court-connected Child Custody Mediators, Child Custody Recommending Counselors and Evaluators. Family Court Services coordinates the Mediation, CCRC and Evaluation assignments and referrals to the contracted court professionals. Family Court Services also provides on-site mediation orientation classes to help prepare parties to participate in mediation successfully.
Family Code section 3170 requires mediation whenever issues of custody or visitation are in dispute. Mediator is provided to help parties develop an agreement on a parenting plan in their children’s best interests.
Child Custody Evaluations Reports (Family Code 3111)
Child custody evaluations provide investigation, analysis and recommendations regarding a parenting plan that is in the best interests of the children.