Briana Persley, Crime Victims’ Advocate, has served as the Board Chair of Partners for Youth (PFY) for four years.

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Briana Persley Crime Victims’ Advocate


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Partners for Youth was founded by Mayor Pam Miller in early 1995 after the shooting and killing of an African American youth by a white police officer in October 1994.  PFY’s mission is to promote positive youth development and to prevent juvenile delinquency through collaboration and capacity building. They do this by acting as a clearinghouse for community contributions including money and in-kind assistance to those programs serving young people. PFY assists in the coordination of these services in order for programs to work as cooperatively and effectively as possible to have the greatest impact in supporting youth.

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Laura Hatfield, Executive Director of PFI & Briana Persley Crime Victims’ Advocate

Briana says,  “I have always enjoyed working with youth in  Lexington.  When I began working at the Commonwealth Attorney’s Office in 2002, Ray (Larson) suggested that I go with one of the Assistant Commonwealth Attorneys to PFY’s board meeting.  Once I saw all the positive things that they were doing within the community to help young people, I knew I wanted to be a part of it.”  She became a board member in 2003.  “The collaboration of PFY and the community truly does make a difference for youth.  I look forward to continuing to do my part as part of the Board.”

Her term as Chair will expire on December 31, 2014 and she will pass the honor on to the new chair elect, Assistant Chief, Lawrence Weathers, with the Lexington Police Department.

For more information on Partners for Youth, go to .

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We, at the Fayette Commonwealth’s Attorneys Office are proud to introduce Crystal Thompson as our newest crime-fightin’ prosecutor.

She joins us after spending several years as a public defender in the Western Part of Kentucky.
She will officially be part of our crack cadre of kick-ass prosecutors on January 1st.


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