Victim Advocate

It is the mission of County Attorney, Martin Hatfield and the Pulaski County Attorney's Office to provide the citizens of Pulaski County and safe place to live and work.  In an effort to advance this mission, our office now employs a full time Victim Advocate to aid those individuals who have been victims of crime within Pulaski County. It is our belief that victims of crime have the right to be treated with respect and compassion, to be informed and involved in the criminal justice process, to be protected from harm and intimidation, and to be provided with the resources necessary to regain some of the control they lost when victimized.

Stacey Casada

Victim Advocate

103 S. Maple Street
P.O. Box 5
Somerset, KY 42502

Phone: 606-679-4449
Fax: 606-678-2635
scasada@prosecutors.ky.gov

The Pulaski County Attorney's Office offers support in the following areas:

  • Providing an orientation to the Courtroom
  • Explaining the court process and procedures,
  • Notifying victims of any scheduled court proceedings
  • Updating victims on case status and any known change in court dates
  • Act as a liaison between the victim and the prosecutor assigned to the case
  • Encourage participation in the court process by communicating opinions and concerns of the victim to the prosecutor
  • Accompanying and supporting victims in court
  • Providing privacy prior to a court appearance
  • Providing information on resources for protection from offenders
  • Helping with the return of personal property
  • Assisting victims with Victim Impact Statements
  • Employer intervention
  • Providing information and assistance in filing an application for Crime Victim Compensation
  • Providing information and assistance with restitution
  • Providing information and referrals for community services such as shelters, counseling, therapy, and safety planning.
  • Act as liaison between the victim and other criminal justice agencies such as the police, courts, and probation department

If you have further questions, please contact Stacey Casada, (606)-679-4449.

In order to make sure we are providing quality service to those victims of crime within our county, we have developed a short survey.  If you are a victim and have worked with our office and our Victim Advocate, please click on the link below to take the survey.  All responses will remain anonymous and confidential.


RESOURCES

Crime Victim Bill of Rights Handbook

Crime Victim’s Compensation Board

VINE (National Victim Notification Network):  VINELink is the online version of VINE (Victim Information and Notification Everyday), the National Victim Notification Network. This service allows crime victims to obtain information about criminal cases and the custody status of offenders 24 hours a day, in English and in Spanish. Victims and other concerned citizens can register to be notified by phone, email, or TTY device when an offender's custody status changes.  Search by clicking on the Offender or Offender with Court Cases tab.  Enter case ID or offenders name, click on the offenders name, then register for notification to receive automated telephone calls, emails or TTY notification.  The PIN (Personal Identification Number) must be remembered to confirm calls from the automated service and to stop repeated calls.

Kentucky Attorney General Office of Victims Advocacy

Bethany House Abuse Shelter

Kentucky Hotline Numbers