The Department of Justice is seeking proposals for the Justice for Families Program.
Grants help address the needs of families involved in the criminal justice system who have a history of domestic violence and cases involving allegations of child sexual abuse. Priority goes to programs providing supervised visitation and safe visitation exchange of children and youth between parents in situations involving domestic violence.
Specifically, these grants seek to build upon the court response to domestic violence and expand the Mentor Court Initiative to additional sites.
The program supports the following activities for improving the capacity of communities and courts to respond to families affected by the four crimes ( domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking): court-based and court-related programs; supervised visitation and safe exchange by and between parents; training and technical assistance for people who work with families in the court system; civil legal services; provision of resources in juvenile court matters; and development or promotion of legislation, model codes, policies, and best practices.