KCMBF'S 26TH Annual Domestic Violence Alliance:


October 13th, 2023

In celebration of 26 years of educating professionals who support victims and work to eliminate domestic violence, KCMBF is proud to present the 2023 program:

Morning session:
SAFeR: A Systematic Approach to Addressing Intimate Partner Violence in Child Custody and Parenting Time Cases

Afternoon session:
Mental Health and Domestic Violence

 This CEU-accredited event will be a full-day conference held in hybrid format at KCMBA/KCMBF Headquarters and on Zoom.

Click here to see our flyer.

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Stay tuned for sponsorship and other updates!


A recording of the Part 1 event from April 1, 2022 is available.
Watch Part 1 | View Part 1 Event Program  |  Donate

Please note: a recording of this program is provided for free by KCMBF and is not eligible for continuing education credits.

Sensitive content warning: The program includes forthright content about domestic violence. If you believe that the recording will be traumatizing for you, then you may choose to forgo it.

Domestic Violence Alliance is an annual day-long seminar held each October during Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Since 1998 KCMBF the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Foundation has provided education to over 2,200 professionals who work to combat domestic violence. Our goal is to enrich the community and provide content relevant to attorneys, judges, social workers, therapists, law enforcement professionals, and members of the public at large. 

This program is made possible by the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Foundation, a grant from the Missouri Lawyer Trust Account Foundation, and by donations from people like you. Thank you to those of you who contributed. Please note that this program is intended to provide the public with law-related information. It is not intended to render legal advice. Neither MLTAF nor KCMBF and their Boards of Directors are responsible for any information or representations provided herein. 

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One of KCMBF's three Legal Connection programs, Domestic Violence Alliance (formerly the Domestic Violence & Children Interdisciplinary Conference) is an annual day-long seminar held each October during Domestic Violence Awareness Month.  Under the leadership of KCMBF, various legal, social service, medical and law enforcement agencies across the Kansas City metropolitan area collaborate to plan, promote and attend the seminar aimed at providing essential interdisciplinary information, education and support to these crucial partners who support victims and work to eliminate domestic violence.



Kelsey L. Blackwell

Jackson County Prosecutor's Office

Vice Chair

Madison Peak

Legal Aid of Western Missouri


Michelle Dixon

Office of Guardian ad Litem, Jackson County Family Court


The committee includes members from the following organizations: 16th Judicial Circuit Court, Baty Otto Coronado PC, Child Protection Center, Crossroads Charter Schools, Great Plains SPCAHope House, Husch Blackwell LLP, Jackson County CASA, Jackson County Prosecutor's Office, Law Office of Young, Kuhl & Frick, LLC, Legal Aid of Western Missouri, Lynch Sharp & Associates, LLC, McDowell, Rice, Smith & Buchanan, P.C., Missouri Department of Social Services Children's DivisionMOCADSV (Missouri Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence), MOCSA (Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault)Newhouse, Saint Luke’s Health System, Spencer Fane, and Synergy Services.




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Archive of Past Domestic Violence Alliance Seminars

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For more information or to get involved please contact Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Foundation at [email protected] or (816) 474-4322.