About New Hampshire Parenting Support Center

Supervised Visitation

Led by highly qualified staff, the Parenting Center is a comfortable place for families in distress and in need of supervised visitation. In our beautiful home-like atmosphere, we offer an array of books, games, physical activities, and toys for all ages. We offer a setting that is conducive to nurture familial relationships. Often, children will request certain items or toys and we will strive to meet those needs as well. We also provide the following amenities during supervised visitation visits: 

  • Private bathroom 
  • Designated entrance 
  • Microwave/refrigerator 
  • Infant/Toddler room with changing area and Pack and Play bed 
  • Children’s Indoor basketball hoop 
  • Ride toys 
  • Interactive games and building material 
  • Coffee maker for adults 
  • Utensils and paper plates 
  • Art supplies 
  • Comfortable couches, chairs and rocking chair 
  • Opportunities to celebrate various holidays or events by creating a decorated room in advance of the visit. 
  • Located on bus route 
  • Parenting guidance 
  • In home supervision
  • Reduced level of supervision to community in-home supervisor 


Chris Burns

Christopher R. Burns is the principal attorney of Burns Legal Services and is engaged in the general practice of law with experience handling a variety of cases, both civil and criminal, in a number of courts including the New Hampshire Supreme Court. A former member of the Editorial Advisory Board for the New Hampshire Bar Journal, Attorney Burns’ practice areas include all areas of family law, civil litigation, landlord/tenant issues, as well as misdemeanor and felony charges.

Attorney Burns was born and raised in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Attorney Burns graduated from Portsmouth High School and went on to attended the University of New Hampshire, where he received a dual degree in political science and international affairs with a minor in Russian language and literature.

Prior to attending law school, Attorney Burns lived and worked in Moscow, Russia teaching English to native Russians matriculated in a UNESCO funded language program. Attorney Burns also taught English as a second language in Seoul, South Korea.

Attorney Burns attended Loyola University School of Law in New Orleans, Louisiana, where he served as an editor for the Poverty Law Journal and ultimately graduated with a Juris Doctor in civil law and certificates in common and international law.

Following graduation from law school, Attorney Burns returned home to Portsmouth, New Hampshire where his family as lived for several generations. Attorney Burns is licensed to practice law in the states of New Hampshire and Louisiana and is admitted to both the First Circuit and Fifth Circuit Courts of Appeal. Attorney Burns is also admitted and licensed to practice as an attorney and counselor-at-law in the United States Court of International Trade.