A much-needed supervised child custody program in Philadelphia is set to relaunch thanks to federal funding secured by the Philadelphia Office of Domestic Violence Strategies. 

The program had previously been suspended due to staffing shortages, leaving families with limited options. 

In response, the city’s new services prioritize safety for all involved, introducing enhanced security measures, separate entrances and exits, and professional supervision. The program will be available on weekdays and weekends, addressing a crucial service gap and ensuring that families can adhere to court orders without compromising their safety. 

During the first year, participation in the program will be by referral only, with Family Court judges determining session frequency, offering a vital solution for those in need.