Beltrami’s Domestic Violence Court receives grant for supervised visitation center

Beltrami County’s domestic violence court through the Ninth Judicial District has received a grant from the Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women to develop and implement a supervised visitation center for families living with domestic violence.

According to a release, the center will offer free services and supervised child visits. Beltrami County has had a dedicated Domestic Violence Court since 2013.

“IT is the mission of the center to be a space for hope and healing,. accessible to anyone needing services, will provide enhanced safety and accountability, and will be culturally relevant for our community,” said Deborah Baer, program coordinator and grant author.

“I am very excited for the project to move forward.”

“We have a significant need for this service in our area and we are excited for the project to move forward,” said Hon. Shari Schlucter, Domestic Violence Court Lead Judge.

Request for proposal information can be found on the court’s website. The deadline for RFP submissions is Jan. 9.

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