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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.


The Parenting of Men Who Batter

This article discusses the parenting characteristics commonly observed in batterers and the implications for children’s emotional and physical well-being, their relationships with their mothers and siblings, and the development of their belief systems.

The Troubling Admission of Supervised Visitation Records in Custo…

This article argues that the widespread misuse of visitation reports threatens to compromise both the interests of abused children and the safety of domestic violence victims. It explores the purposes of supervised visitation programs and…

Power and Control Wheel by Domestic Abuse Intervention Programs

The Power and Control Wheel was developed from the experience of battered women in Duluth who had been abused by their male partners. It does not attempt to give a broad understanding of all violence…

Visits in Cases Marked by Violence: Judicial Actions that Can Hel…

This article discusses some of the methods available to courts to fashion visitation orders that can ensure safety for children and the victim parent and identifies new developments in the area of supervised visitation in…

A Coordinated Community Response to Domestic Violence

This article describes the eight aspects of a coordinated intervention model in domestic violence cases and introduces the notion of safety and accountability audits as an assessment planning and reform tool in the criminal justice…

Safety Planning

This paper discusses how to implement comprehensive safety planning for battered women using a women-centered model. It also discusses batterer-generated and life-generated risks and the role of advocates in supporting safety planning strategies.


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

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.

This project was supported by Grant No. 2015-TA-AX-K023 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this website/publication/program/exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice or the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges.