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

Children and Youth Supervised Visitation Immersion Training

April 26-27, 2018 - West Allis, WI

This 2-day interactive and intensive training is designed to inspire and prepare trainees to work with infants, children, and youth in a manner that promotes resilience and healing. It is our hope that supervised visitation staff and community partners who attend this training will gain the skills and tools needed to confidently engage and work with infants, children, and youth in a visitation setting. Children and Youth Immersion Training is designed as a continuation training of our Supervised Visitation Immersion Training - participants are strongly encouraged to have attended Immersion prior to attending this training. 

Register here.

PLEASE DO NOT MAKE ANY HOTEL OR TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS until you receive confirmation of your registration from Inspire staff.

Supervised Visitation Immersion Training & Cohort Meeting

Inspire is hosting a 3-day cohort-specific Supervised Visitation Immersion Training and cohort meeting.  

OVW has approved the use of OVW grant funds to support travel costs and does not require a Grant Adjustment Notice (GAN) be approved to attend your pre-assigned supervised visitation immersion training and cohort meeting.


  • Cohort #1: May 29-June 1, 2018
  • Cohort #2: May 8-10, 2018
  • Cohort #3: June 12-14, 2018
  • Cohort #4: June 25-27, 2018

Additional details will be emailed to your grant point of contact. If you wish to be added to your cohort email list please contact us at

PLEASE DO NOT MAKE ANY HOTEL OR TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS until you receive confirmation from Inspire staff.

For More Information Contact

Beth McNamara: 406-558-9334 |
Jennifer Rose: 505-490-9058 |

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.