Regional Conference Overview

The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges and the Office on Violence Against Women are proud to sponsor four Regional Mini-Conferences on Supervised Visitation and Safe Exchange. These conferences will provide concrete practice strategies and models for incorporating the Guiding Principles into everyday practice for supervised visitation and safe exchange services that account for domestic violence. National experts will provide education on safety and security, policy development, working with men who batter, women who use violence in intimate partner relationships and custody decisions in cases of domestic violence. The conferences will highlight effective practices, offer tips and tools, provide an opportunity for networking, and inspire and invigorate participants.

Moderated Panel - Using Supervised Visitation Centers: Perspectives from Women of Color

In this moderated panel women of color who have used supervised visitation and exchange will share their experience and perspective. The panel will expound on the lives of women who use supervised visitation and safe exchange services and how they achieved safety post-separation.

Voices of Mothers and Fathers: Recommendations about Safety and Security Measures for Supervised Visitation and Exchange Centers Serving Families Who Have Experienced Domestic Violence

At the core of the Supervised Visitation Program is the primary goal of promoting adult and child safety in situations where there is domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, child abuse, or stalking. However, communities often face challenges and encounter differing opinions about how to balance providing a safe environment with creating a welcoming, friendly and respectful environment. During this plenary, participants will explore the concepts of safety and security through the lens of mothers and fathers that have participated in supervised visitation and exchange services.

Guidelines for Working With Supervised Visitation Families

At the core of the Supervised Visitation Program is the primary goal of promoting adult and child safety in situations where there is domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, child abuse, or stalking. However, communities often face challenges and encounter differing opinions about how to balance providing a safe environment with creating a welcoming, friendly and respectful environment. During this plenary, participants will explore the concepts of safety and security through the lens of mothers and fathers that have participated in supervised visitation and exchange services.



This project is supported by Grant Number 2011-TA-AX-K068 awarded by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication/program/exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not reflect the views of the U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women or the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges.