Susan Keilitz, J.D., is a Principal Court Research Consultant with the Research Division of the National Center for State Courts. Ms. Keilitz joined the NCSC in 1985. Her work has involved research and evaluation of the civil justice system, alternative dispute resolution, and family law issues. Over the past two decades, Ms. Keilitz has focused primarily on improving domestic violence policy and practice in the civil and criminal justice systems. She has conducted studies of the effectiveness of civil protection orders and domestic violence courts, and more recently is providing technical assistance on a variety of issues related to domestic, sexual and family violence, including language access services for limited English proficient litigants, specialized court processes, and elder abuse, neglect and exploitation.
Ms. Keilitz holds a J.D. from the Marshall Wythe School of Law of the College of William and Mary, a M.A. from Arizona State University, and a B.A. from Indiana University.