Planet Safe joins downtown Austin

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by JESSICA HOLLOWAY / KVUE News and photojournalist ERIN COKER

kvue.com

Posted on May 15, 2013 at 5:07 PM

Updated Wednesday, May 15 at 5:21 PM

AUSTIN -- Travis County and Austin leaders unveiled a new place Wednesday for families to go for supervised visitation and custody exchanges.

The Travis County District Attorney's Office says the new facility will help with a backlog of custody cases.

"There aren't many places like this in the State of Texas. For us to start this program in Austin in phenomenal," said Rene Campos from the Chamber of Commerce.

"This is terribly needed. A lot of times people think that when someone leaves a domestic violence situation that the violence ends. But indeed, if you continue to co-parent, coercion, manipulation and violence can continue," said Julia Spann from SafePlace.

The first families who will take part in the program are those who are ordered to by the court.

If you are not in a safe relationship, call SafePlace available 24/7 at 512-267-7233.

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