Brittany

  Brittany Scordo is the Director of Victim Services at the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office. She is from Paducah, Kentucky and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature and Spanish from Murray State University and a Master of Science in Social Work from the University of Louisville. Brittany taught high school Spanish and English for several years as a Teach for America corps member in the Mississippi Delta and in Louisville, KY before transitioning to social work. She currently specializes in adult sexual assault and domestic violence cases.
Carly

  Carly Buchanan is a native of Morehead, KY. She graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Eastern Kentucky University in 2016. Prior to joining the Fayette Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office, she worked with juveniles as a Court Designated Worker. She was also an ongoing Social Worker for the Department of Community Based Services in Fayette County. As a Crime Victim Advocate, Carly specializes in cases involving child victims.
Kemeric

  Kimberly Emeric grew up in Lexington, Kentucky where she attended Lexington Christian Academy. Kimberly attended UK and received a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a minor in Criminology. Most recently, she received a Master of Social Work and a graduate certificate in Child Welfare Practice. While at UK, Kimberly gained experienced working with Lexington families at the Nest and the Family Care Center. She participated in several university programs and is a chapter co-founder of Kentucky’s first multicultural sorority, Theta Nu Xi Multicultural Sorority, Inc. Kimberly specializes in burglaries and youthful offender cases.
Kragone

  Kelsey Ragone is a native of Nicholasville, Kentucky. She obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Kentucky and acquired a Certificate for Diversity and Inclusion Awareness. While in pursuit of her degree, she interned at The Well of Lexington, a program that services survivors of human trafficking and at Central Christian Church, which provides services to community members in need and the homeless population. These internships equipped her to adequately advocate for an array of victims she will encounter in practice but also aided her in understanding the community resources and partnerships that are available locally. Outside of victim advocacy she has a passion for giving back to her community by participating in Seedleaf’s community gardens on the weekends. She believes that her work for the community does not stop after she leaves the office. In her leisure time she enjoys tending to her numerous houseplants, playing pool, being outdoors, and spending time with her pup, Lincoln. Kelsey specializes in elder abuse, robbery, arson, and assault cases.
BBrown

  Brittany Brown is a native of Lexington, Kentucky and graduated from Tates Creek High School. She earned a Bachelor’s degree from Eastern Kentucky University in Criminal Justice. During her time at EKU, Brittany was a college cheerleader and worked with Special Olympics of Kentucky. After obtaining her degree, Brittany worked for the Department of Juvenile Justice for 5 years as a Youth Worker. Brittany joined the Victim Advocate team after working as a Social Worker for a non-profit organization that focuses on family reunification and preservation services. As a crime victim advocate, Brittany specializes in domestic violence cases.
Celeste Rupp

  Celeste Rupp is a native of Lexington, Kentucky and graduated from Lexington Christian Academy. Celeste obtained a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Kentucky in Management and Marketing. During her time at UK, she was involved in campus ministry and was on leadership at Christian Student Fellowship. After obtaining her degree, Celeste worked in the non-profit and associations management industry followed by work in higher education where she advocated for students and adjuncts and worked to improve the postgraduate learning experience for online and hybrid students. Though crime advocacy work differs a bit from her professional background, Celeste brings roughly eleven years of mission and volunteer work with various vulnerable populations such as the homeless population, women coming out of sex trafficking, and single mothers in crisis in different places in the U.S. as well as Guatemala, into her current role working with victims. In her free time she enjoys spending quality time with friends, being active, and involvement in several different ministries at her parish, Christ the King. Celeste specializes in domestic violence strangulation cases.

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