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NCJ Number: 221748 Find in a Library
Title: Six Crucial Issues in Supervised Visitation
Author(s): Karen Oehme; Sharon Maxwell
Date Published: September 2004
Page Count: 15
Sponsoring Agency: Minnesota Ctr Against Violence & Abuse (MINCAVA)
St. Paul, MN 55108-6142
US Dept of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 2003-WT-BK-K020
Sale Source: Minnesota Ctr Against Violence & Abuse (MINCAVA)
School of Social Work, University of Minnesota
105 Peters Hall, 1404 Gortner Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108-6142
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Issue Overview
Format: Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This paper describes six crucial issues that may decide how victims, their children, and their communities experience supervised visitation.
Abstract: Issues identified, based upon research and experience from supervised visitation providers, that decide how victims, their children, and their communities experience supervised visitation are: (1) how staff and volunteer training can enhance victim safety; (2) how risk assessment tools can help staff identify dangers; (3) how stalking can be reduced at supervised visitation programs; (4) how liability issues can be addressed at programs; (5) how court orders can increase protection for victims and children; and (6) how staff can avoid unintended outcomes in program record keeping. These issues, addressed in this report and supported by the U.S. Department of Justice, Violence Against Women Office, are not easy to resolve, but they establish a framework within which programs and their supporters can strive to improve crucial services. Each of these issues requires thoughtful analysis and the involvement of the entire community.
Main Term(s): Parental visitation rights; Victimization
Index Term(s): Child victims; Public safety coordination; Victimization risk; Victims of Crime; Victims of violent crime
Note: Article from Violence Against Women: Online Resources; downloaded February 27, 2008.
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