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Child Sexual Abuse, KY Multidisciplinary Commission on

Authority: KRS 431.650
Status: Active
Term: Appointees shall serve at the pleasure of the appointing authority but shall not serve longer than four (4) years without reappointment.
Chair: Commission elects Chair annually.
Description: The Kentucky Multidisciplinary Commission on Child Sexual Abuse prepares and issues model protocol for local multidisciplinary teams regarding investigation and prosecution of child sexual abuse and the role of children's advocacy centers on multidisciplinary teams.
Composition: The commission shall be composed of the following members: (a) The commissioner of the Department for Community Based Services or a designee; (b) The commissioner of the Department for Behavioral Health, Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities or a designee; (c) One (1) social service worker who is employed by the Department for Community Based Services to provide child protective services, who shall be appointed by the secretary of the Cabinet for Health and Family Services; (d) One (1) therapist who provides services to sexually abused children, who shall be appointed by the secretary of the Cabinet for Health and Family Services; (e) The commissioner of the Department of Kentucky State Police or a designee; (f) One (1) law enforcement officer who is a detective with specialized training in conducting child sexual abuse investigations, who shall be appointed by the secretary of the Justice and Public Safety Cabinet; (g) One (1) employee of the Administrative Office of the Courts appointed by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Kentucky; (h) Two (2) employees of the Attorney General's Office who shall be appointed by the Attorney General; (i) One (1) Commonwealth's attorney who shall be appointed by the Attorney General; (j) The commissioner of the Department of Education or a designee; (k) One (1) school counselor, school psychologist, or school social worker who shall be appointed by the commissioner of the Department of Education; (l) One (1) representative of a children's advocacy center who shall be appointed by the Governor; (m) One (1) physician appointed by the Governor; and (n) One (1) former victim of a sexual offense or one (1) parent of a child sexual abuse victim who shall be appointed by the Attorney General.
Compensation: None.
Meeting Schedule: Every other month (odd number months).
Number of Members: 15
Needs Senate Confirmation: No
Address:
          Office of the Attorney General 1024 Capital Center Drive
          Frankfort, KY
County: Franklin
Website: https://ag.ky.gov/protecting-children/KMCCSA
Phone: (502)696-5312
Fax: (502)573-8315

Members

NameAppointedTerm ExpiresPositionCounty
Sugarman, Jacqueline Michelle MD, FAAP11/18/2016Member; representing physiciansJefferson
Ruschell, Caroline David Harralson11/18/2016Member; representing children's advocacy centersFayette
Estill, LucieMember; Designee, Commissioner of the Department for Community Based ServicesFranklin
Penn, ChristieMember; proxy for Commissioner of the Department for Behavioral Health, Developmental & Intellectual DisabiltiesFranklin
Miller, Alicia BASW, FSOSMember; representing Social Service Worker employed by DCBSFayette
Rhema,  Susan Heffner PhD, LCSWMember; representing therapist who provides services to sexually abused childrenJefferson
Clark, John West Troop MajorMember; proxy for Commissioner of Kentucky State PoliceFranklin
Lengle, Lieutenant Scott A.Member; representing Law Enforcement Officer who is a detective with specialized training in conducting child sexual abuse investigationsFranklin
Bell, TroyMember; representing employee of the Administrative Office of the CourtsFranklin
Granton, Lana Member; representing employee of the Attorney General's officeFranklin
Albrink, LakenMember; representing employee of the Attorney General's officeFranklin
Tally Smith, LindaMember; representing Commonwealth's AttorneyBoone
Clusky, SherriMember; designee, Commissioner of the Department of EducationFranklin
Hireskorn, SimoneMember; representing former victim of sexual offense or parent of a child of sexual abuse victim

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