Where does a church start in preventing child sexual abuse? What are the minimum requirements to begin the process? In this video, David Fletcher talks with noted attorney, Kimberlee Norris. She is a sexual abuse trial attorney, representing victims of abuse, serving as a consulting and testifying expert in abuse cases, and providing crisis management and allegation response counsel to ministries of all sizes.
Kimberlee is an acknowledged authority in screening practices for child-serving organizations. She provides legal counsel through the law firm of Love & Norris. Through MinistrySafe and Abuse Prevention Systems, she has trained over 450,000 ministry staff and volunteers since 2005.
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MinistrySafe was created by legal professionals who are sexual abuse experts. After decades of litigating sexual abuse cases, Gregory Love and Kimberlee Norris founded MinistrySafe to help ministries meet legal standards of care and reduce the risk of sexual abuse by creating preventative measures tailored to fit the needs of churches and ministry programs. With over 50 years combined experience in sexual abuse litigation, consultation and crisis management, Love & Norris understand the risk of sexual abuse and how it unfolds in children’s programming.
Since MinistrySafe’s inception, more than 16,000 organizations have trained over one million staff members and volunteers, on six continents in various languages. On average, MinistrySafe trains 25,000-30,000 people each month—live and online. Their mission is to prevent child sexual abuse in ministry contexts.
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About the Speaker
Kimberlee Norris is a sexual abuse trial attorney: representing victims of abuse, serving as a consulting and testifying expert in abuse cases, and providing crisis management and allegation response counsel to ministries of all sizes. An acknowledged authority in screening practices for child-serving organizations, Norris provides live and online instruction for churches, schools, camps, and non-profits. Retained by the Christian Camp and Conference Association as the backbone of CCCA’s Camper Protect initiative, Norris trains camp staff members across the United States in the prevention of child sexual abuse at camp.
Ms. Norris provides legal counsel through the law firm of Love & Norris, where she serves as shareholder and partner. Through MinistrySafe and Abuse Prevention Systems, she has trained over 450,000 ministry staff members and volunteers since 2005.
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