Pre Conference Institute 

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Wednesday, May 25, 2022
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM 
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Legal Considerations for Supervised Visitation Programs
Kathleen Kelsey, JD, Chief Legal Counsel
Claudia Needleman, Director, Safe Child Parenting Time Program
Kids' Voice of Indiana 


Court proceedings are an inevitable part of providing supervised visits. These proceedings often result in requests for records, subpoenas, and even providing testimony at trials. Handling these legal considerations effectively starts with the underlying best practices and policies that are the foundation of your program. This session will cover the legal-adjacent topics relevant to supervised visitation programs, and will discuss best practices for data documentation, creation of program policies, responding to subpoenas and records requests, and testifying.

Katherine Kelsey is the Chief Legal Counsel for Kids' Voice of Indiana, an organization providing supervised parenting time for families through its Safe Child Parenting Time Program. Kids' Voice also provides GAL and CASA representation for children. Katherine has been an attorney with Kids' Voice since 2009, and has assisted the SCPT Program with legal matters since then. As Chief Legal Counsel, she acts as the program's main attorney, and represents the program in court, assists with legal matters, and helps develop and grow the program with new policies and best practices.