Client and Community Resources

The Department of Public Advocacy takes a client-centered approach​ to representation to achieve better outcomes for clients, their families, and their communities. This approach combines strong legal advocacy with the understanding that client needs extend beyond their pending charges. To be truly effective advocates for their clients, DPA employees address collateral consequences of a criminal action and the struggles associated with being entrenched in the criminal justice system.

Clients, their families and the community are essential to a client-centered method of representation. When clients, their families, and the community work with the DPA to defend a charged individual, it provides the attorney a clearer path to best represent each client. Your participation is appreciated, and necessary to achieve the best possible outcome.​

Kentucky Public Advocacy Commission
Due to the safety concerns surrounding in-person meetings during the COVID-19 pandemic, the meeting of the Kentucky Public Advocacy Commission will be held virtually. For more information or if you are interested in attending, please contact Cara Lane Cape by phone at (502) 564-8006 or by email at