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Gregory Love and Kimberlee Norris are attorneys and child sexual abuse experts with over 60 years combined experience addressing sexual abuse issues.

Child Safety Assessment

Led by the founders of Abuse Prevention Systems, the law firm of Love & Norris provides Safety Assessments for child-serving organizations intent upon providing the safest possible experience for children and youth.

A Safety Assessment of child protection protocols includes the following components:

  • Assessment of abuse awareness and prevention training for staff members and volunteers, evaluating training efficacy in arming employees and volunteers with information designed to reduce the risk of child sexual abuse.

  • Assessment of screening practices.

  • Assessment of effective use of criminal background checks.

  • Assessment of policies and procedures, including review of policy topics and policy application to actual ministry activities, physical facilities and specific programming risks.

  • Assessment of systems for monitoring and oversight , including administrative practices, internal feedback and systems for reporting an allegation or suspicion of child abuse or neglect.

Each component serves as an element of risk management, not a stand-alone Safety System.