The Public Advocate is pleased to announce that Shane Beaubien has been appointed as Justice Program Supervisor for Investigative Services within Law Operations. Shane is a 2001 graduate of Murray State University, making him the first in his family to graduate from college. During his time at Murray State, Shane was introduced to DPA as an intern in the Hopkinsville Trial Office, an experience which caused Shane to switch career paths. Shane joined DPA in August of 2002 as the first investigator in the newly formed Murray Trial Office. During his time in Murray, in addition to investigating cases on behalf of our clients, Shane coordinated the internship program with Murray State University, and served as a coach and coordinator with the Graves County Teen Court Program. In 2009, Shane received the Department of Public Advocacy's Rosa Parks Award for courageous investigation on behalf of our clients. For the past 10 years, Shane has trained on investigative methodology through DPA and NAPD.
In 2016, Shane left Western Kentucky to come to Frankfort as the Department of Public Advocacy's first Special Investigator. After his move, Shane split time between investigating for clients of the Frankfort Trial office, and the Main office where Shane has been involved in Incident Response and has served on the Executive Safety Advisory Committee. Seeing an opportunity to improve training for newly hired investigators, Shane developed a 2 day program designed to introduce our newly hired investigators to concepts necessary for them to perform in the field. Since the inception of the training, approximately 25 investigators have attended.