Crime Victim Project
The Children’s Law Center is pleased to announce Attorney Denise Durbin, who joined the CLC in February 2017 to work under the Crime Victim Project. The Project is currently underway and is now a grant-funded, permanent service offered at the CLC.
The Crime Victim Project provides legal services to youth victims of family violence, sexual assault, human trafficking, and a variety of other victimization types. The primary goal of the Project is to help ease some of the many barriers children face while dealing with these issues. Attorneys working on the Project are also appointed in felony sexual and physical abuse cases to represent the victim’s needs throughout the criminal trial process.
“I am honored to be involved with CLC and this wonderful cause” said Durbin. “Crime victims face many legal issues because of their victimization and having an attorney equips the victim with power they are often lacking because of the crime.”
While working at the CLC, Durbin serves on two regional task forces designed to create law enforcement and medical care protocol in cases involving human trafficking. She is also the vice-president of the Northern Kentucky Regional Mental Health Court.
Prior to joining CLC, Durbin worked for eight years as a felony prosecutor, predominantly prosecuting cases involving sexual assault, dating and domestic violence, and child abuse cases. Before prosecution, she worked during law school at UC’s Domestic Violence and Civil Protection Order Clinic. She received her law degree from University of Cincinnati and she obtained a bachelor’s and master’s degree in psychology from the University of Kentucky.
Durbin is taking cases under the project along with NKU Chase CLC Clinic Director Amy Halbrook, and Executive Director Acena Beck.