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Thursday, June 30, 2022

On Demand: Restorative Justice in Juvenile Courts and its Relevance to Our Practice of Criminal Defense and its Relevance to Our Practice of Criminal Defense Presented by Rebecca DiLoreto, Karen Faulkner, Libby Mills and Diana Queen $25 Member/$50 Non Member

Start Date: 1/11/2022 12:15 AM EST
End Date: 6/30/2022 11:45 PM EDT

Venue Name: Via Zoom

Organization Name: KACDL Education

Karen Faulkner
Email: education@kacdl.net
Phone: (502) 594-1375


NOTICE: Access to KACDL’s on-demand video seminar program ("the program") is granted to the purchaser/member only,  and such access is not transferable. The program is to be viewed by the purchaser/member only, and not shared with or conveyed to others. 

Please note: If you attended and participated in our Webinar program on January 11, 2022, YOU ARE VIEWING THE SAME MATERIALS.  This On Demand offering is intended to meet educational needs of members who were unable to attend the "live" program. 

Restorative Justice in Juvenile Court and its Relevance to Our Practice of Criminal Defense

1.0 Total CLE Hrs

Just as specialty courts have increased over the years, restorative justice as an alternative to the standard adversarial system. We have some experts in Kentucky on restorative justice. Come share an hour of CLE with experienced criminal defense attorneys, Karen Faulkner and Rebecca Ballard DiLoreto, along with those who have led the RJ effort for young people in the state. What is Restorative Justice? How can it be helpful to someone accused of a crime? Is it a strategy to use before your client is charged or after? Who are the key parties in a RJ session? What risks exist in using RJ to resolve your client’s case? How can you ensure that charges won’t be filed later if your client participates in RJ but then the complaining witnesses are not satisfied with the decisions made or actions taken by your client?

Rebecca Ballard DiLoreto practices law across the Commonwealth. Co-Chair of the KACDL Legislative Committee, DiLoreto served previously as the KACDL President for two years, chaired the Education Committee  for four years and also served for four years as KACDL Legislative Agent. DiLoreto began her assessment of victim’s rights in law school researching the topic for Professor Sarah N. Welling, a former prosecutor in Chicago and current University of Kentucky Law Professor. DiLoreto graduated from Amherst College, Amherst Mass., Magna Cum Laude. She worked for the KY Department of Public Advocacy from 1984 through 2008, at which time she assumed responsibility as the Litigation and Policy Director for the Northern Kentucky Children’s Law Center. While in that leadership role, DiLoreto provided legal representation to children who were victims or key witnesses in criminal prosecutions in addition to other duties. DiLoreto has been the Executive Director for the Institute for Compassion in Justice, Inc. since 2015. She has served for the past eighteen years as chair of the KBA Children’s Rights, Child Protection and Domestic Violence Committee. DiLoreto also teaches children’s constitutional law at the UK College of Law and supervises externs from the UK Colleges of Law and Social Work.


Karen Faulkner is an experienced attorney who has worked in our local courts for nearly fifteen years.
Karen has been recognized by her peers as one of Louisville Magazine’s Top Lawyers and has received awards from the Kentucky Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (KACDL) and the Louisville Bar Association (LBA). Karen is a graduate of the University of Louisville’s Louis D. Brandeis School of Law, where she also served as an adjunct professor. She is passionate about helping clients and is also a court-appointed Parent’s Attorney and GAL in Family Court and contracts with the Louisville Metro Public Defender office and the Department of Public Advocacy to work with indigent clients.
Karen previously served as a Louisville Metro Public Defender for 6 years and spent time in public service as family court advocate for the Center for Women and Families.  After leaving the Louisville Metro Public Defender she became a Partner in an all-female criminal defense firm, Faulkner Kaelin Law Office. After her partner was elected to the District Court Bench she formed and continues to run Karen Faulkner Law Office.
When Karen is not practicing law, her free time is spent with her two boys, Liam and Leo, on the soccer pitch, or volunteering throughout Louisville.

Libby Mills is the Senior Director with Volunteers of America Mid-States (VOA).  She is the director of VOA Justice and oversees the implementation of restorative justice projects across Kentucky.  Ms. Mills was Executive Director of Restorative Justice Louisville (RJL) from 2010 until 2020 when RJL merged with VOA in January 2020.  While she was Executive Director, she oversaw the implementation of the Youth Diversion and Post Adjudication projects as well as the District Court Young Adult Diversion Project in Jefferson County. 
Since the merger, she has overseen the expansion of the Youth Diversion Project into seven (7) counties in southeastern Kentucky, added a Young Adult Diversion Project in the Jefferson County District and Circuit Courts, collaborated with Jefferson County Public Schools to implement restorative justice practices in elementary schools, and worked with the KY Department of Juvenile Justice to include probated and committed youth. 
Ms. Mills’ career has involved varied experiences in the criminal justice system, especially the juvenile justice system.  These include child welfare, community services, court intake, residential services, clinical services, supervision and administration, training and program development.  
Ms. Mills has a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from Western Kentucky University and a Master’s Degree from the Kent School of Social Work at the University of Louisville.  She is also a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. 


Diana Queen is a graduate of Midway College and a holds a master’s degree from the University of California-Irvine where she received the UCI distinguished research award. Diana has had a distinguished career as a city and state law enforcement officer, Kentucky Department of Public Advocacy (DPA) policy analyst, and public defender criminal investigator. During her tenure with DPA, Diana worked on numerous capital death penalty cases and with Kentucky Innocence Project, successfully exonerating several wrongfully convicted citizens.
Diana now leads her own consultant and educational organization, The Kentucky Center For Restorative Justice, where she is currently stewarding a multi-year and multi-district federal grant project in Northern Kentucky school districts to develop restorative justice programs in the school system. She also oversees other restorative justice projects in Kentucky. Diana’s civic and public service life has led to appointments to the Midway, Kentucky City Council, and the Woodford County Human Rights Commission. Recently, she has completed 2 mayoral appointments with the Lexington Fayette Urban County Racial Justice and Equity Commission and elected as Co-Chair of the Lexington Mayor’s International Advisory Affairs Commission.
She and her spouse, Susan share a happy life hanging out with good friends, family, grand girls, and a grandson.

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1.0 TECH CLE Credits pending by KBA for 2021/2022 reporting year. 


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