The COBI is focused on reunification of children estranged from their parents. There is significant court oversight to ensure parenting time orders are followed. The role is not intended to assess fitness of parents, but assumes parents are fit. The COBI advises the court as to 1) goals to achieve compliance with the parenting schedule, 2) progress towards following the parenting schedule and 3) should there be impediments to doing so.
The length of time of these services varies. The most important variable in progress is the motivation of the participants. Also important is the complexity of the issue(s). Costs also vary depending on the motivation of the participants and complexity of the role. Typically, interventions can be completed in six to twelve months.