The Alex & Brandon Child Safety Center provides a welcoming place where families in crisis can visit with each other in safety. The center offers a child-friendly space for court-ordered supervised visitation as well as for picking up and dropping off children for visits with non-custodial parents where there has been domestic violence. The Center is named after four- and five-year-old brothers who had attended our children's support group and were murdered by their father during an unsupervised visit.
The Alex & Brandon Child Safety Center is the first visitation center in Minnesota built specifically for visitation and exchange purposes. The Center, located in Brainerd, provides services that are either not available in our four-county region (Crow Wing, Cass, Aitkin or Wadena counties) or are available on a limited basis only.
Although the Center has gone to great lengths to assure a ''user-friendly'' nature, safety has not been neglected. Custodial and non-custodial parents arrive at different times and enter different doors; doors between the two areas are kept locked so there is no contact between the parents. Cameras constantly monitor both the inside and outside of the building. Outside doors are locked at all times and no one is admitted without identification. Trained personnel are on duty during visitations and exchanges.
Since the doors opened in September of 2000, the Alex & Brandon Child Safety Center has engaged in a variety of activities aimed at achieving the goal of helping families become safe and nurturing members.
1.4 miles east of Business 371 on Oak Street in Brainerd