Access and Visitation (AV)

Each year, about $10 million in mandatory grant funding goes to states and territories to operate the AV program, which helps increase noncustodial parents’ access to and time with their children. States are permitted to use grant funds to develop programs and provide services such as: mediation, development of parenting plans, education, counseling, visitation enforcement (including monitored and supervised visitation, and neutral drop-off and pick-up) and development of guidelines for visitation and alternative custody arrangements.

Services funded by the grant must support the intended program outcome defined by statute and outlined in program regulations.

Access and Visitation Program Contacts

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AV Collaboration and Strategic Planning Guide for States

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Regulatory Standards for Program Operations

December 1, 1997

Provides the regulatory cite for the Access & Visitation program operational standards

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Access and Visitation Program Update - FY 2018

April 1, 2020

Summarizes data on AV grant program services from FY 2018 program reports submitted by states and territories

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