Inspire Action for Social Change provides free support, leadership, & technical assistance to DOJ, OVW Justice For Families grantee communities.

Inspire can provide free individualized & tailored consulting via email, over the phone, video conference, in-person, or through one of our interactive trainings.

Inspire Action knows providing supervised visitation services can feel challenging and isolating. In addition, we know that serving victims of domestic violence in a manner that centralizes safety, humanity, and each individual’s unique circumstances requires both skill and a lot of support. We are here to provide that support. 

Assistance, Training, and Support Available to OVW JFF Grantees

Supervised Visitation Immersion Training AND Children and Youth Immersion Training

These two-day training options provide grantees with a hands-on, interactive opportunity to enhance the skills needed to operate a visitation center while learning how to best serve the women, men, and children who have been affected by domestic violence. 

Download the Supervised Visitation Immersion Training Flier.

Download the Children and Youth Supervised Visitation Training Flier.

Peer-to-Peer Cohort Work

Each JFF grantee community has been assigned to a peer cohort team. All grant partners and supervised visitation program staff are invited to participate in their cohort group to engage in on-going mutual learning, critical thinking, problem-solving and produce tools that advance the field. Each cohort team will come together via video conference and/or phone call on a regular basis and attend in-person events and cohort meetings together.  

Download the cohort assignment list.

Organizational Health & Success Assistance & Support

  • Centralizing safety for survivors
  • Mission-driven programming
  • Leadership development
  • Program building & sustainability
  • Partnerships & community collaborations
  • Policy & procedures

In-The-Moment Assistance & Support

  • Supervised visitation & safe exchange programming assistance
  • Family consultation
  • De-escalation strategies
  • Documentation & record keeping
  • Post-separation advocacy
  • Working with the courts

Download an overview of the training, assistance, and support

Upcoming Events

Envisioning Solutions for Collaborative Practice - August 28-29, 2018 in Buffalo, NY

The Center for Court Innovation and the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges is pleased to announce the Justice for Families: Envisioning Solutions for Collaborative Practice Workshop. 

This two-day workshop offers Justice for Families (JFF) Grant Program communities the opportunity to engage in strategic thinking and group problem-solving around court and legal issues, and collaboration efforts among community partners intending to enhance safety, promote change, and examine solutions to crucial issues around supervised visitation and safe exchange in cases of domestic violence, child abuse, sexual assault, stalking, and dating violence. 

Who Should Attend? In order to maximize this training opportunity, communities must attend in teams of 3-5 individuals representing the partnerships recommended by the JFF Supervised Visitation and Exchange Grant Program and Safe Havens Grant Program. Teams may be made of participants from the following disciplines:

Workshop Registration: https://ta2ta.org/envisioningsolutions    -   Space is limited, so please apply today! Applications to attend will be accepted up until July 23, 2018, based on availability. There is no registration fee to attend. Preference will be given on a first come first serve basis.  For more information on this workshop, please contact Heather Hull at the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges:  hhull@ncjfcj.org  or (775) 507-4780.

Creating Language Access for Supervised Visitation Centers -  September 25-26, 2018 in Decatur, GA

Overview of the Training: Supervised visitation centers have historically struggled with how to provide language access services for their families while also providing safe services for all members of the family. This day-and-a-half training will increase supervised visitation service providers' and their partners', capacity and expertise around language access for people with limited English proficiency and people who are Deaf and hard of hearing.

Training Registrationhttps://www.surveymonkey.com/r/svameeting

Please do not make any travel arrangements until you have received that confirmation from Vera. For any questions about this training, or if you need assistance registering, please contact: Jannette Brickman at jbrickman@vera.org.

Inspire Action for Social Change Staff  Contact Information

E: info@inspireactionforsocialchange.org
Beth McNamara: 406-558-9334 | beth@inspireactionforsocialchange.org
Jennifer Rose: 505-490-9058 | jennifer@inspireactionforsocialchange.org

This project was supported by Grant No. 2015-TA-AX-K020 & 2017-TA-AX-K028 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication/program are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.