Oregon Child Support Program

Parental Access and Visitation Grants

On behalf of the Oregon Child Support Program, the Oregon Department of Justice administers and distributes Federal Parental Access and Visitation (AV) Grant Program funds from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration of Children and Families, Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE).

The Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 (PRWORA), commonly referred to as welfare reform, added a provision to the Social Security Act which allocates funding for local services based on the number of single parent households in each state. The purpose of these grants is to fund programs that provide assistance to noncustodial parents wishing to increase visitation and become more actively involved in their children's lives and may be allocated for programs that offer:

  • Mediation (both voluntary and mandatory)
  • Counseling
  • Parent education
  • Development of parenting plans
  • Visitation enforcement (including monitoring, supervised visitation, and neutral drop-off sites)
  • Development of guidelines for visitation and alternative custody arrangements

If you are a current AV Grant Program recipient please complete Local Service Provider Survey and worksheet at the end of your grant period. For guidance when filling out the survey click here. If you are a local service provider and would like more information about the AV Grant Program please contact us.