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I am sorry the court did not listen to you the first time. I would suggest you call the Department of Public Welfare's Child Protective Services Division. Explain to them the situation and how he has emotionally and verbally abused your daughter. Tell them about the counseling and having her sleep in the car when he was thrown out of his home.
They should assign a caseworker to investigate. This person will usually speak with you, your daughter, the father, and any other people who have information. They have the ability to prevent any contact between your daughter and her father while you and the state petition the court for a modification of visitation.
At a new hearing, the caseworker will present detailed findings and a recommendation. Judges usually listen to the reports of these caseworkers as they have experience and training in evaluating the situations a child is place into. So if the caseworker recommends that the father have only brief supervised visits then it is much more likely that the judge will follow these recommendations.
Please let me know if you have any questions about this.
You are welcome.
Take care and good luck,