The Center, in partnership with the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, the Children’s Bureau, Futures Without Violence, The Center for the Study of Social Policy, and the University of Kansas, took steps to increase the knowledge, collaboration, and systems change needed to protect children and their parents experiencing domestic violence from harm, promote their wellbeing, and reduce disparities.  Research made clear that children exposed to domestic violence can experience serious long-term effects and that child maltreatment and domestic violence co-occur in many families involved with the child welfare system. Many communities lacked the information, resources, and programs to help these families.