Amy Burke heads the Criminal Branch of the Kentucky Office of the Attorney General. Most recently, Burke served as the Chief Prosecutor for the Kenton County Attorney’s Office, where she specialized in prosecuting cases involving serious injuries to children, dependency abuse and neglect, domestic violence, and sexual assault. In this position, Burke provided training and legal advice to law enforcement, and allied professionals, including Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANE) and Domestic and Other Violence Emergencies (DOVE) nurses, Cabinet for Health and Family Service workers, and Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) volunteers. Burke began her legal career as a law clerk at the Kenton County Attorney’s Office in 1995 before becoming an Assistant Kenton County Attorney a few years later. Burke has also served as an Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney for the 16th Judicial District in Kenton County, where she prosecuted felony cases ranging from drug crimes and gun violence prosecutions to sexual assaults against children. Burke has mentored young prosecutors throughout her service to the Commonwealth. She has served as faculty at the National Advocacy Center in Columbia, South Carolina, and at the Kentucky Prosecutor’s Institute. Since 2001, she has also served as an adjunct faculty member at Northern Kentucky University in the Department of Criminal Justice Studies. Burke attended Eastern Kentucky University and the Salmon P. Chase College of Law at Northern Kentucky University. She is a native of Grant County, Kentucky.