Expert Witness

Dr. Kraizer is an internationally recognized expert witness and author in the subject of child abuse including: sexual abuse, physical and emotional abuse, bullying and interpersonal violence, safety on the internet, and child safety in a wide range of settings.  She has served as the Principal Investigator for major research projects and published in numerous peer-reviewed journals.

She is the founder and director of the Coalition for Children, a not-for-profit organization working to increase child safety, prevent child abuse, bullying and interpersonal violence.  She is the author of the Safe Child Program, the Take A Stand Program, the REACHCHALLENGE and RECOVERY life skills programs, and other curricula used in schools, churches, recreation centers, foster care agencies and homes around the world. She is also the author of  The Safe Child Book and 10 Days to a Bully-Proof Child.  Dr. Kraizer is internationally recognized for creating models that maximize community-wide participation in prevention efforts and for her research in program effectiveness, including what methods ensure actual behavioral change associated with reduction of risk.  Her materials are translated and used in over 80 countries around the world.  Most recently, the programs have been made available in Mandarin.

Dr. Kraizer has taught and worked with schools, community and child-serving organizations for more than thirty-five years, developing programs, policies and procedures that provide effective, guidelines for teachers, administrators and community organizations.

As a forensic expert, she is able to review and assist you in asking the right questions to make informed decisions about your cases.   With extensive experience in cases involving child abuse or injury in institutional settings (i.e. schools, churches, foster care, youth groups, day care, treatment centers, residential facilities and hospitals), failure to supervise, interpersonal violence and bullying, sexual abuse by teachers, clergy or staff members and child-on-child abuse, Dr. Kraizer can help you assess standards and practices, policies and procedures, and questions of negligence.

Having worked on the ground floor as the field of child abuse recognition and prevention was developing, Dr. Kraizer has specialized knowledge and experience regarding the standard of care in the 1970’s, 1980’s and 1990’s.

Please contact Dr. Kraizer at:  303.809.9001.


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