This resource section provides a library of publications developed under the Supervised Visitation Program, and it provides links to additional organizations working in the areas of supervised visitation and exchange and domestic violence.
This publication sums up key issues in supervised safe exchange, presents strategies to address those issues, and suggests policy and procedure changes that will help visitation programs deliver this critical service as skillfully and safely…
This chapter focuses on the question: what types of shared parenting expectations do battered women have in reference to the men with whom they have a shared history of violence?
This report examines the issue of intimate partner violence in immigrant and refugee communities in the United States from a variety of standpoints, including the legal rights and practical challenges facing immigrant and refugee victims…
This guide offers practical suggestions to assist advocates working day-to-day with victims and uses the familiar and concrete framework of woman-defined advocacy to explain advocates’ important role in safety planning when victims are in contact…
The importance of confidentiality in the lives of battered women and their children cannot be understated. Preserving confidentiality for these women and children is central to ensuring their safety and allowing them to regain and…
This discussion paper examines the various types of domestic violence. Domestic violence is a broad category that has come to include many kinds of violence and behaviors within relationships between intimate partners and, in most…
This discussion paper presents a framework for safely and skillfully engaging with fathers who have been or are currently battering their children’s mother. Meeting these goals rests on the approach, as made possible by workers’…
This discussion paper sets forth a framework for working with mothers who have been battered that requires thoughtful engagement with these women. Meeting these goals rests on the approach, as made possible by workers’ knowledge…
This discussion paper reviews six approaches to learning about the quality and impact of supervised visitation practices from participants, staff, volunteers, and community partners. They include: questionnaires, interviews, focus groups, check-ins, case file reviews, and…
Supervised Visitation Specific Information
- Family Violence and Domestic Relations Program, National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges
The Family Violence and Domestic Relations Program (FVDR) of the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges is funded by the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women to support supervised visitation program communities in their efforts to increase their ability to assist families experiencing domestic violence, child abuse, sexual assault, stalking, and dating violence. The FVDR provides communities with training on court-related, collaborative practice issues; tailored consultation on collaborating with the courts; and access to information on best practices for court and community collaboration.
- Futures Without Violence
Futures Without Violence (Futures) operates, among other programs, the Children and Families Program that focuses on improving community and system responses to children and their families experiencing domestic violence or child maltreatment. Futures works with domestic violence programs, batterer intervention programs, family and juvenile courts, responsible fatherhood groups, child welfare agencies, supervised visitation centers, and community organizers to influence and form effective collaborations and build partnerships to promote safe and healthy families.
- Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice
The Office on Violence Against Women (OVW), a component of the U.S. Department of Justice, provides national leadership in developing the nation’s capacity to reduce violence against women through implementation of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). Created in 1995, OVW administers financial and technical assistance to communities across the country that are developing programs, policies, and practices aimed at ending domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking. Currently, OVW administers two formula grant programs and 17 discretionary grant programs, which were established under VAWA and subsequent legislation, including the Justice for Families Supervised Visitation Program.
- Supervised Visitation Network
The Supervised Visitation Network (SVN) is an international membership organization of professionals who provide supervised visitation and access services to families. SVN provides services and resources for agencies, individuals, and members, including opportunities for networking, information sharing, and training.
General Domestic Violence Information
- Asian & Pacific Islander Institute on Domestic Violence
- Battered Women’s Justice Project
- Child Welfare Information Gateway
- Child Witness to Violence Project
- Dating Violence Resource Center
- Domestic Abuse Intervention Programs
- Encuentro Latino National Institute on Domestic Violence
- Hague Domestic Violence Project
- Inspire Action for Social Change
- Institute on Domestic Violence in the African American Community
- Legal Resource Center on Violence Against Women
- Mending the Sacred Hoop
- Men Stopping Violence
- National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma, & Mental Health
- National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
- National Domestic Violence Hotline
- National Immigrant Family Violence Institute
- National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center
- National Network to End Domestic Violence
- National Resource Center on Domestic Violence
- National Sexual Assault Resource Center
- Stalking Resource Center
These links are provided solely as a convenience to the user. Inclusion of these links is in no way an endorsement of the websites or contents of said websites by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice or the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges.