The federal Access and Visitation (AV) Program was established in 1996 as part of the "Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act" (PRWORA). The goal of the program is to support and facilitate noncustodial parent's access to, and visitation of their children. For an overview of the Federal Access and Visitation Program, visit: OCSE Access and Visitation Grants Information
The Department of Economic Security's Division of Child Support Services (DCSS) has oversight responsibility for the program in Arizona. DCSS monitors all programs funded under the federal AV Program to ensure that the programs are providing the authorized services in compliance with the federal requirements.
DCSS represents neither party in establishing and/or modifying Parenting Time (visitation) or Legal Decision Making (custody) rights. If either parent wishes to modify or enforce Parenting Time and/or Legal Decision Making, they must seek their own legal counsel. Terminology defined.