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 18 discretionary grant programs, which were established under VAWA and subsequent legislation. One such grant program is OVW's Safe Havens: Supervised Visitation and Safe Exchange Grant Program.