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.

  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.
Whitney Turner

  Whitney Turner grew up in Cynthiana Kentucky, graduating from Harrison County High School. She attended Maysville Community and Technical College where she became a certified Pharmacy Technician. Whitney started as support staff, then moved into a new role as Restitution Coordinator. That role required her to inform victims of financial crimes of their rights under Marsy’s Law. During that role Whitney was also responsible for creating all Sex Offender Registration forms and ensuring they made their way to court for Sentencing Hearings. Any individual that needed to be added to the Sex Offender Registry, Whitney was responsible for making sure those forms were filled out and entered to the courts. After several months in that role, Whitney then took on Felony Case Director. In this role, she obtained all paperwork and case information from the County Attorney’s office and would then create the case in our system and assign it to a prosecutor and advocate. She would also request any Felony Priors from in state or out of state for Defendant’s with pending criminal charges in our office. Currently, Whitney is a Crime Victim Advocate working solely with Strangulation victims.
Natalie Painter

  Natalie Painter grew up in Lexington, Kentucky where she attended Lafayette High School. She attended the University of South Carolina as a Capstone Scholar and received a Bachelors of Science in Sociology with a minor in Mathematics. While at USC Natalie gained research experience and worked with women’s rights advocates. She also founded the USC branch of Emergency Contraception for Every Campus and worked with a variety of student and community organizations to get the program running. Natalie specializes in Domestic Violence cases for the Commonwealth.
LaYvonne Sensabaugh

  La'Yvonne Sensabaugh is from Lexington, Kentucky. She graduated from the University of Kentucky, with distinction, earning a Bachelor of Arts in Social Work in 1993. She attended graduate school at Eastern Kentucky University, studying Criminal Justice and Juvenile Services. She is a Licensed Social Worker in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. La’Yvonne retired from the Lexington Fayette Urban County Government in 2023, where she worked as a Social Worker in the Division of Youth Services for over 27 years. During that role, she primarily worked with youth and their families involved with the court system due to status offenses. She also worked with the Lexington Division of Police as a Social Worker in the Family Abuse Unit. As a Crime Victim Advocate, La’Yvonne specializes in cases involving child victims, vehicular homicide, and wanton endangerment.

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