Kimberlee Norris

    • Member Type(s): Expert
    • Title:Founder / Director / Partner
    • Organization:MinistrySafe / Love & Norris
    • Area of Expertise:Child Sexual Abuse Prevention

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My Expertise

    My Expertise

      Area(s) of expertise: Child Sexual Abuse Prevention
      Summary of expertise:
      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 organizations of all sizes. Specific areas of expertise include:
      - The ‘grooming process’ of the sexual offender, as it commonly occurs in child-serving contexts (ministries, schools, youth camps, youth sports)
      - Common misconceptions related to child sexual abuse
      - Male and female offender characteristics or behaviors
      - Impact of child sexual abuse
      - Statistics related to sexual abuse
      - Standards of care pertaining to child sexual abuse prevention
      - Criminal background checks
      - Mandatory reporting laws
      - Clergy privilege laws
      - Trends in mandatory reporting law related to child abuse
      - Screening tools (recognizing sexual offenders)
      - Recommended policies and procedures to reduce the risk of sexual abuse
      - Creating a model of care for abuse survivors
      - Responding appropriately to allegations of abuse (victim-centric)
      Prior media experience:
      Ms. Norris has been quoted as a subject matter expert by USA Today, Christianity Today, The Hill, The Dallas Morning News, ESPN, The Houston Chronicle, The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, LifeWay Christian Resources, The Gospel Coalition Canada, Crosswalk, Church Executive, and more.
      Educational background:
      Ms. Norris earned a B.S. in Journalism from Texas A&M University and a Juris Doctor in Law from Baylor School of Law, where she served on the Baylor Law Review. She is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court and the United States District Courts for the Northern, Southern and Eastern Districts of Texas. Chosen by her peers as a “Top Attorney”, she was featured on the cover of ‘Texas Lawyer’ in a feature article discussing sexual abuse litigation in Texas.
      Dr. Mark L. Bailey
      President; Senior Professor of Bible Exposition
      Dallas Theological Seminary

      Dr. Ligon Duncan
      Chancellor & CEO
      Reformed Theological Seminary

      Kevin DeYoung
      Senipr Pastor
      Christ Covenant Church

      Gregg Hunter
      Christian Camp and Conference Association

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