Different court systems approach domestic violence in very different ways depending upon the nature and purpose of the proceeding. Domestic violence is viewed as an alleged crime in misdemeanor and felony court. It is viewed as a potential form of child abuse or neglect in the child welfare system. It is viewed as a possible safety concern in protection order cases. And, it is viewed as a best interest consideration in child custody disputes. What happens when domestic violence is viewed in all these different ways all at the same time? This workshop explores the difficulty of managing safety in the context of domestic violence when different systems simultaneously apply different standards and expectations to parents and their relationships with children.