Symposium 2023


Legislators See Path to Reform Family Court Practices

How do courts increase the conflict between separating parents and adversely affect children from disadvantaged backgrounds?

  • How do families resolve disputes outside of the adversarial system?
  • Why 25 Connecticut legislators have recognized shared parenting organizations as partners in family court reform. “Nothing about us, without us.”

These slides answer these questions:

The first 40 minutes of this video provide additional answers:

Start at 40 minutes for keynote.
The keynote topic is: Family Resolutions Specialty Court in Western MA: A successful alternative to the traditional system.

Keynote Speaker: Professor Marsha Kline Pruett, Smith College. She is a past President of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts and the current Social Science Editor for the Family Court Review.