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Kelly Wallis is the past Community Services Department Director for Boone County and former legal counsel for the Division of Legal Services. While with Boone County, Kelly oversaw the Community Services Department which was created to oversee and coordinate the disbursement of funds received from the Children’s Services sales tax. She was the first director of this Department, and this Department disbursed funds to provide services that helped children and families from going into crisis over problems such as substance abuse, mental health issues, and domestic violence.

Kelly also served as the constituent unit program manager for the Children’s Division of the Missouri Department of Social Services. While employed in this position she handled litigation with respect to numerous juvenile cases and helped respond to as many as 1,200 hotline calls related to abuse and neglect every year. She also served as coordinator of the critical event review panel that convened to examine fatal and near-fatal events involving children in the Children’s Division.

Kelly started her legal career in private practice handling medical malpractice, criminal defense and family law. Kelly graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law and prior to going to law school, she worked as a registered nurse in the labor and delivery unit at Boone Hospital Center. Kelly has maintained her license as a registered nurse and uses that experience to review medical records associated with her cases.

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