As Children and Families Specialist at the Center for Court Innovation, Kathryn Ford, LCSW provides training and technical assistance to state and tribal justice systems through both the Tribal Justice Exchange and the Domestic Violence, Sexual Violence, and Family Court Programs team. This includes assisting with community needs assessment, development and dissemination of best practices, authoring publications, and providing support around justice program development and management. Ms. Ford has published articles in Sexual Assault Report, Family & Intimate Partner Violence Quarterly, and NCADV’s The Voice, authored several Center publications, and conducted training workshops for over 4,000 participants from multiple disciplines. Ms. Ford also provides trauma-focused therapy and court support services to children, teens, and their caregivers through the Center’s Child and Adolescent Witness Support Program, which is located at the Bronx District Attorney’s Office. Prior to joining the Center, Ms. Ford was a social worker in Safe Horizon's Supervised Visitation Program at Bronx Family Court and an intern in the Kings County District Attorney's Office’s Counseling Services Unit. She received a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Sociology from Tufts University and a Master’s in Social Work from Columbia University, and is certified in Rape Crisis Counseling.
- Increasing Collaboration between Criminal and Civil Courts in Domestic Violence Cases: Best Practices for Increasing Access to Justice
- In Practice: Recognizing Risks to Children as Victims of Domestic Homicide
- Planning Domestic Violence Training Programs for Your Community: A Practice Guide
- Tip Sheet for Planning Court-Based Domestic Violence Training
- Enhancing Collaboration Between Domestic Violence Courts and Supervised Visitation Services
- Combatting Domestic Violence in Indian Country: Are Specialized Domestic Violence Courts Part of the Solution?
- Children's Exposure to Intimate Partner Sexual Assault
- Supervised Visitation