Our own Prosecutor, Aspen Carlisle tried a drug case yesterday and the jury convicted the defendant. Gave him 3 years. Good Job, Aspen.

The Masters of Multi-Tasking!

Meet Our Social Media Superstars!


Abigail Watkins – Communications Coordinator

abigailOur office is required by law to communicate all of the information we have about a case to the attorney reperesenting the defendant. So, my “Real Job” is digitizing all of the information which has been collected through the police depatment’s investigations into our system and providing it as discovery (evidence). This sometimes includes thousands of pages of data. We’re  trying our best to be a paperless office, and a big part of that is keeping our records in a networked program rather than in hard-copy form. Currently, we provide attorneys with discs that contain discovery, but we’re working on a portal where they will be able to access the information from anywhere online!

Social Media:

Web Page Designer

Graphic Designer

Go-To Person on all technical issues

Head of Social Media Staff


Christie Coffman - Administrative Assistantchristie

I scan all pleadings into the system due to our office being paperless, I answer all phone calls and I go to court on Fridays and enter everything into JustWare, a program we use to keep track of the status of our cases.

Social Media:

Co-Producer and Co-Editor of American D.A.-LIVE with Host Jack Pattie








  Blerina Gojani - Victims Services Associate

blerinaI am assigned to Assault 3rd cases, which are assaults against an officer and I help Prosecutor Amanda Naish organize restitution (the money owed by a defendant after a case is resolved) with other felony charges.

Social Media:


Video Editor

Facebook coordinator






Allison Beck - Felony Case Director


My job involves being a liaison between District Court and our office.  District Court sends me paperwork via e-mail and I then utilize that information to put together cases that I  assign to the attorneys and victims’ advocates in our office. I am also in charge of ordering certified prior convictions from both in state and out of state that the attorneys request.

Social Media:

Co-Producer and Co-editor of American D.A.-LIVE with Host Jack Pattie

Producer and Editor of InTouch Editor with Officer Don

Instagram coordinator

Tanner Huddleston - Sentencings Coordinator

tannerMy job consists of researching each criminal that was sentenced each week and developing a report that includes their charges, final sentence and mug shot. I am also responsible for developing the report on repeat felony offender statistics which shows how many repeat felony offenders their were in a given week and a judge’s score card which shows how many cases each of the five circuit court judges have sentenced this year and what percentage of those cases ended in probation or jail/prison time.

Social Media:

Reports Sentencings from the Previous Week

Posts Articles to Facebook & Website

Reports Repeat Offender Statistics 

Creates Weekly Judge’s Score Card



Jette Swisher – Social Media Internjettie

When I first started my internship at the Fayette County Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office, I was so impressed by how forward thinking their social media operation was. As a Strategic Communication major, I am daily diving head-first into the realm of advertisement and marketing. And as a typical college girl, my life revolves around cutting-edge online trends and the latest Instagram post. Both of these parts of who I am and where I am in life, combine to form one enthusiastic student of expression. Being here at the Commonwealth Attorney’s office has taught me so much more about my already preexisting interests.

Social Media:

Social Media Intern

Office Reporter






PART 2 – Defining Social Media For a Prosecutor’s Office



How to get the message out to an increasingly techno-savvy population whose attention span is approaching that of a strobe-light? Simple. You’ve got to go where they are and with a brand and message that makes sense.

Most of us were raised to believe that if you broke the rules of the law you would suffer consequences. Most of us agree. We have a hard time understanding why criminals aren’t punished when they are proven to be law-breakers.

So, how to get that Crime-Fighting message out and by whom?

The next generation of consumers don’t know anything about ‘the old days’ nor do they care much. They’re used to switching it off if they don’t like your message.  You tweet something they don’t agree with, they un-follow you. They’re not interested in what’s on TV, they go to YouTube. Everything is immediate and they’re used to creating a world of their own, where they only have to see and hear what they choose. 

This is where the importance of office identity comes in. Your audience needs to know who you are and what you stand for.

And with more and more people active on social media, getting their news, their updates, participating in more and more of their daily interactions online, this is where you need to be to connected with them. We decided to take our message where we can find crime-fighters – THE SOCIAL MEDIA.

This is why content is crucial in social media. This is why engagement is crucial. Because it’s who we are. Who we are is as important as what we do. It’s our way into their world.

COMING SOON:  PART 3 – So, Just How Do These Multi-Tasking Superstars Manage To Do It All?? 

How do they accomplish their full-time job responsibilities AND create our social media iniative?

First, they’re exceptionally bright

Second, they are very techono-savvy

Third, they are very efficient

Fourth, they work harder than hell.



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