CASVSP Trainers Professional Biographies

Shelly La Botte, J.D., is the Access to Visitation Grant Coordinator for the State of California that provides state funding (federal funds) to the courts and their local community-based service provider to support noncustodial parents' access to and visitation with their children through supervised visitation and exchange services, parent education, and group counseling services. Ms. La Botte has made numerous presentations on grant management, supervised visitation services, and development of standards of practice. She also works on various public policy initiatives and assists with the development of statewide standards of practice and Rules of Court. Ms. La Botte was a member of the Office on Violence Against Women, National Steering Committee Safe Havens Project: Supervised Visitation and Safe Exchange Grant Program, which served as a think tank for development of national standards of practice and served on the Supervised Visitation Network (SVN) Board of Directors for several years and co-chaired the SVN Standards and Guidelines Committee. 

CASVSP has determined that, until such time that a lead-trainer is designated within the Association, all Standard 5.20 and Family Code 3200.5 trainings will be lead by a trainer provided in partnership with the Judicial Council of California, Center for Families, Children & the Courts, Access to Visitation Grant Program. This decision has been made by the Association to ensure that the legislative intent of Standard 5.20 and Family Code 3200.5 and applicable areas within the Family Code are provided at the time of training for contextual understanding. 

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