Safe and Healthy Families Court Receives Funding to Support Coordinated Response to Domestic Violence in Lancaster County

Lancaster County Court

Lancaster County’s Safe and Healthy Families Court’s partnering organizations were awarded a grant by the Woods Charitable Fund to assist in the support and establishment of the state’s first domestic violence-centered child welfare problem-solving court. The grant funds will be used to improve child safety through a more domestic abuse-informed coordinated response by agencies that work with families, to improve partnerships with parents, provide professional development and education for professionals engaging with these families, and hold perpetrators more accountable.

The partnering agencies working with this new court include the Family Violence Council; Voices of Hope; Friendship Home; CASA of Lancaster County; Child Advocacy Center; and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Center on Children, Families and the Law.