Supervised Visitation Program [Department of Justice] Law and Legal Definition

The Supervised Visitation Program refers to the U.S. Department of justice, Office on Violence Against Women’s Supervised Visitation and Safe Exchange Grant Program that provides an opportunity for communities to support the supervised visitation and safe exchange of children in situations involving domestic violence, dating violence, child abuse, sexual assault, or stalking.

Pursuant to 42 USCS § 10420, funds under the Supervised Visitation Program may be used for the following purposes :

a. to provide supervised visitation and safe exchange of children by and between parents in situations involving domestic violence, dating violence, child abuse, sexual assault, or stalking;

b. to protect children from the trauma of witnessing domestic or dating violence or experiencing abduction, injury, or death during parent and child visitation exchanges;

c. to protect parents or caretakers who are victims of domestic and dating violence from experiencing further violence, abuse, and threats during child visitation exchanges; and

d. to protect children from the trauma of experiencing sexual assault or other forms of physical assault or abuse during parent and child visitation and visitation exchanges.