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The Act provides that a child may be taken into custody if a parent or guardian ha contacted a law enforcement agency and reported that child absent or if a child violates a state or local curfew, only when a holding facility for unruly children is available. The Act grants authority to counties and municipalities to establish such holding facilities. The Act also provides factors that a judge may consider when determining custody and visitation rights after the court has made a finding of family violence. The Act enumerates specific orders that a judge may issue pertaining to visitation by a parent who has committed family violence.

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