Dr. Kline Pruett is involved in the design and evaluation of dispute resolution services that help families resolve disputes amicably and in a child-centered manner, inside and outside of the adversarial system. She has been a key consultant in the development and evaluator for the Out-of-Court-Divorce program in Denver, CO and the Family Resolutions Specialty Court in Hampshire County, Massachusetts. In collaborative ventures with colleagues. She designed a grid for decision-making about young children and overnights and a step-up template for increasing parenting time across the age spectrum. These tools are used extensively throughout North America and abroad. She wrote about their utility and purpose in articles and book chapters, see her cv for details.

Her model continuum of effective and cost-efficient co-parenting services in the Connecticut courts, father involvement, and parenting plans for young children earned the Association of Family and Conciliation Court’s Stanley Cohen Award for Distinguished Research.