BALTIMORE (AP) — Maryland is opening a new center to allow victims of domestic violence and sexual abuse to have supervised parent-child visitation.

Lt. Governor Anthony G. Brown and Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake plan to announce the opening of the Safe Havens center Tuesday afternoon in Baltimore.

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State officials say supervised visitation allows child or adult victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, dating violence, or child abuse to have parent-child contact in the presence of a third-party supervisor.

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Brown’s office says the center was established with the help of a $400,000 agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women.

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