Supervised Visitation and Monitored Exchange: Review of the Literature and Annotated Bibliography

45 Pages Posted: 17 Sep 2014

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Barbara A. Babb

University of Baltimore - School of Law

Gloria Danziger

University of Baltimore - School of Law

Judith Moran

University of Baltimore

William Mack

Independent

Date Written: April 1, 2009

Abstract

Though courts increasingly rely on supervised visitation services in custody disputes and child welfare cases (Salem, Kulak, & Deutsch, 2007), a search of the literature produces few studies reporting empirically validated aspects of supervised visitation programs. The current literature about supervised visitation extensively documents the rationale for providing the service and contains numerous descriptions of provider programs (Birnbaum & Alaggia, 2006). The next generation of research must focus on long-term outcomes that demonstrate effectiveness of supervised visitation programs (Birnbaum & Alaggia, 2006).

This project involves a review of the literature concerning supervised visitation and child access services. The intent of the research is to summarize best practices supported by empirical evidence. It identifies emerging trends, issues, and gaps in the relevant literature. It also integrates the best practices analysis with recommendations for further consideration by the leadership of the Maryland Judiciary.

Keywords: child welfare, child custody, custody disputes, supervised visitation, provider programs, literature reviews, child access services, Maryland Judiciary

JEL Classification: I18, J13, K19, K39, K49, L84

Suggested Citation

Babb, Barbara A. and Danziger, Gloria and Moran, Judith and Mack, William, Supervised Visitation and Monitored Exchange: Review of the Literature and Annotated Bibliography (April 1, 2009). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2494868 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2494868

Barbara A. Babb (Contact Author)

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Gloria Danziger

University of Baltimore - School of Law ( email )

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Baltimore, MD 21218
United States

Judith Moran

University of Baltimore ( email )

1420 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
United States

William Mack

Independent

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