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Prosecutors Advisory Council

​​​​​​The nine-member Prosecutors Advisory Council is appointed by the Governor and includes the Attorney General (chairperson), three Commonwealth's Attorneys, three County Attorneys and two citizen members.

In association with the Office of the Attorney General, the PAC:

  • co-sponsors the annual Kentucky Prosecutors Conference, attended by over 600 prosecutors and law enforcement officials;
  • provides basic training courses for newly elected Commonwealth's and County Attorneys;
  • sponsors the Kentucky Prosecutors Institute, a week-long trial skills course for new prosecutors;
  • presides over the financial administration of the Unified Prosecutorial System, consisting of 177 Commonwealth's and County Attorneys and their employees; and
  • oversees the preparation of the Child Sexual Abuse Prosecution Manual and the Data Collection Report.


Members

Chairman — Andy Beshear, Attorney General, Frankfort

Commonwealth's Attorney Representatives

  • Hon. Chris Cohron, 8th Judicial Circuit, Bowling Green
  • Hon. Michael Stacy, 1st Judicial Circuit, Wickliffe
  • Hon. Linda Tally Smith, 54th Judicial Circuit, Burlington

County Attorney Representatives

  • Hon. J. Michael Foster, Christian County Attorney, Hopkinsville
  • Hon. John Estill, Mason County Attorney, Maysville
  • Hon. Jeff Edwards, Marshall County Attorney, Benton

Citizen Members

  • Aaron Dail, Murray
  • Grayson Smith, Salyersville


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Gina CareyRegina “Gina” Carey heads the Office of the Prosecutors Advisory Council. Carey has served as the executive director for the Office of the Prosecutors Advisory Council at the Office of the Attorney General. She joined the Office of the Attorney General, Prosecutors Advisory Council division as an accountant. She has served the Prosecutors Advisory Council in nearly every position in the division throughout the past 25 years including overseeing the implementation of PAC’s electronic records management, electronic mail system, case management system project and the Kentucky Prosecutors Intranet site. She developed the original process for collecting the data and compiling the first three Child Sexual Abuse Prosecution Data reports for the Prosecutors Advisory Council as required by Kentucky law (KRS 15.706). She developed the internal accounting, inventory and payroll databases for administration of the Unified Prosecutorial System budget. She routinely worked with the Council members to provide material for testimony before legislative committees regarding statewide budget decisions and fiscal issues impacting prosecutors. During her one-year term as deputy project manager for the Unified Criminal Justice Information System (UCJIS) project, she participated in the management of several projects including the replacement of the Kentucky State Police criminal justice information system, eWarrants white papervand wireless data for law enforcement. She also previously served as acting chief information officer for the Office of the Attorney General.