FRANKFORT, Ky. - The Kentucky Attorney General's Office is working to give a voice to people impacted by violent crime. 

 

Andy Beshear Monday announced the creation of a Survivors Council.

 

The council is comprised of 27 survivors and will help the Attorney General Office improve victim-centered services, training and policy, and raise awareness. 

 

The Survivors Council unites those who have survived the violent death of a family member, sexual assault, child sexual abuse, domestic violence, gun violence and other violent crimes in order to improve responses to victims. 

 

The Council is the first of its kind in any Attorney General’s office nationwide.

 

It will meet quarterly and members can serve up to a two-year term.