Karen Oehme was named the Director of the Institute for Family Violence Studies in 2007, after serving as the Director of the Florida Clearinghouse on Supervised Visitation, within the Institute, for nine years. In 2011, she was named a Distinguished University Scholar at FSU for her work at the Institute.
Since 2007, Oehme’s team has continued the work of the Clearinghouse on Supervised Visitation and has developed the Institute’s new projects, including the Law Enforcement Families Partnership, the Toolkit on Successful Co-Parenting After Divorce, and Screening for Domestic Violence: A Toolkit for Medical Professionals, to promote healthy relationships and to combat domestic violence and child maltreatment on multiple fronts.
Oehme received her law degree from Florida State University in 1987. Formerly a staff attorney at Legal Services of North Florida and the Guardian ad Litem Program of the Second Judicial Circuit, Oehme’s professional focus is family law, domestic violence, and child protection.