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Denise Durbin is an attorney for the Crime Victim Project at Children’s Law Center. Denise has spent her professional career advocating for crime victims. At CLC, Denise represents children and adolescents who have been victims of crime, primarily victims of dating and family violence, sexual assaults, and human trafficking. She also engages in community outreach and education.

Prior to joining CLC, Denise served the community for eight years as an Assistant Commonwealth Attorney. As an ACA, Denise prosecuted a variety of felony offenses, but mostly ones involving dating and domestic violence, sexual assault, and child abuse. During law school, she worked at the University of Cincinnati’s Domestic Violence and Civil Protection Order Clinic where she represented survivors of violence seeking protection orders. While in graduate school, Denise worked as a mental health counselor for children and adolescents.

Denise currently serves on the Northern Kentucky Regional Mental Health Court Board and is a member of two local tasks forces that address community responses to human trafficking.

Denise obtained her B.A. in psychology, summa cum laude, and a M.S.Ed. in counseling psychology from the University of Kentucky. She earned her law degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Law in 2008. She is licensed in both Kentucky and Ohio. Denise resides in Northern Kentucky with her husband, Derek, and their 2 sons.