The approach to crafting policies described in this discussion paper has the Supervised Visitation Program’s Guiding Principles as its backdrop. It has been written primarily for centers that have elected to operate within those principles. While it is convenient to cut and paste, policies must belong to an organization. The process of policy making is crucial to an organization’s ability to successfully implement those very policies. This paper offers nine tips that can help a visitation program stay on course as it maneuvers through the complexities of policymaking.