During DVAM 2014, the Federal Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE) and the ACF Family Violence Prevention and Services Program (FVPSA) hosted a webinar that started many conversations between child support programs and dv advocates about enhancing safe access to child support services. One theme that has repeatedly been heard from those conversations was a desire for practical steps that could be taken to move beyond the conversation and into action.
For DVAM 2015, OCSE and FPVSA are responding with the release of multiple new resources to: provide a roadmap for actions child support and domestic violence programs can take to enhance safe access to child support services and provide ongoing support to collaborations between child support agencies and DV programs/coalitions. This webinar highlighted promising practices for Tribal Child Support Agencies and Tribal DV programs for enhancing safe access to child support and provided a special focus on use of the new resources in Tribal settings. The webinar also described and announced the launch of a new Domestic Violence and Child Support Liaisons Network supported by OCSE and FVPSA.