Developing safer outcomes for families

Improving the family court response to custody cases and parenting decisions involving domestic violence so that resulting parenting arrangements protect the emotional and physical well-being of victimized parents and their children.

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Learn more about the five court values and guiding principles of the FCEP and find related resources.

Participating courts

The four courts participating in FCEP are diverse in their regional representation, areas of interest and concern, community partnerships, and court structures. Three sites are Family Courts (Delaware, Minnesota, and Oregon); the fourth addresses custody through orders for protection in their Domestic Violence Division (Illinois).