Department of Public Advocacy

Department of Public Advocacy

Justice and Public Safety

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5 Mill Creek Park
Frankfort, KY 40601
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(502) 564-8006


    Kentucky’s statewide public defense program has 344 full-time attorneys and 155 private attorneys on contract doing conflict representation. Together, they represented 163,152 clients in Fiscal Year 2017. Our attorneys do not do this alone. They are assisted by our dedicated Alternative Sentencing Workers, Investigators, Mitigation Specialists and Office Support Professionals who serve our clients every day. We are also grateful to the public, legislators, media, judges, prosecutors and criminal justice professionals with whom we work as we strive to protect the individual liberties of our clients and as we work for solutions that serve our clients and the public.

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