Jefferson Co. court to add juvenile domestic violence unit

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by Jacob Ryan

WHAS11.com

Posted on January 22, 2014 at 7:15 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- The Jefferson County Attorney’s office will be expanding with the addition of a specialized juvenile domestic violence unit.

Mike O’Connell, county attorney, said the special unit will be designed to handle juvenile court cases.

Erin White has been appointed to the prosecutor position for juvenile cases.  A victim advocate will also be involved in the initiative.

Officials said White is the first prosecutor to focus specifically on the juvenile division.

In 2013, there were 158 domestic violence cases and 74 sexual assault cases in Jefferson County juvenile court, according to court records.
 

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