There are four national technical assistance providers for the Safe Havens: Supervised Visitation and Safe Exchange Grant Program (Supervised Visitation Program). They are:

 

Center for Court Innovation

The Center for Court Innovation (The Center) offers free technical assistance, supported by the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women (OVW), to jurisdictions across the United States interested in creating or expanding existing family, civil, criminal, and integrated domestic violence court projects. The Center is the OVW designated comprehensive TA provider to Justice for Families grantees providing support to courts, supervised visitation centers, civil legal service providers and other legal system stakeholders. The Center has created materials on supervised visitation such as Enhancing Collaboration Between Domestic Violence Courts and Supervised Visitation Services and Supervised Visitation: What Courts Should Know When Working with Supervised Visitation Programs to provide support and guidance to courts and communities. For more information or technical assistance, please visit: http://www.courtinnovation.org/.


Inspire Action for Social Change

Inspire Action for Social Change (Inspire Action) provides support, leadership, and technical assistance to organizations, communities, and institutions working to end violence against women and children by providing: customized training, facilitation, on-site support, telephone consultation, and national and regional training events.

Inspire Action develops and delivers customized trainings designed to meet the unique needs of organizations, communities, and institutions working to end violence against women. They facilitate community readiness to develop practices that enhance safety for women and children, provide technical assistance to organizations working to end violence against women and children and technical assistance and training on post-separation advocacy for battered women and children.

For more information or to request technical assistance, please contact Beth McNamara at (406) 495-9957 or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges

The NCJFCJ is the nation's oldest judicial membership organization, and the first judicial organization to address domestic violence issues. The Family Violence and Domestic Relations Program of the NCJFCJ (FVDR) has been a national technical assistance provider for the Supervised Visitation Program since its inception. The FVDR provides technical assistance to Supervised Visitation Program grantee communities primarily on court and court-related aspects of collaboration within the Supervised Visitation Program. Such technical assistance includes providing Envisioning Solutions for Collaborative Practice workshops; developing and hosting national conferences on domestic violence and supervised visitation and safe exchange; developing, hosting, and maintaining SafeHavensOnline for Supervised Visitation Program grantee communities and related professionals; providing on-site, telephonic, and peer-to-peer consultations, trainings, and site visits; educating the Supevised Visitation Program core partners about how the court system works, in particular, family law, custody and visitation, and protection order cases; and providing educational opportunities for judges to ensure they are making appropriate and safe custody and visitation determinations. For more information or technical assistance, please contact Michele Robinson at (775) 784-6247 or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Supervised Visitation Initiative (SVI) of the Vera Institute of Justice

The SVI works with Supervised Visitation Program grantee communities to enhance their capacity to serve families who have experienced domestic violence effectively and safely. The SVI assists communities in addressing a variety of issues ranging from the intersection of domestic violence and custody to working with all members of a family in the aftermath of violence to designing and maintaining supervised visitation and safe exchange services that centralize safety and address domestic violence. Supervised Visitation Program grantee communities should initially direct all technical assistance requests to the SVI. Based upon the request, the SVI will respond by providing telephone consultations and on-site technical assistance; involving its national technical assistance providers, IDVAAC and NCJFCJ; providing expert consultants; or utilizing a combination of these approaches to respond to the technical assistance request. For more information or to request technical assistance, please contact Ona Foster at (212) 376-3096 or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..