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Michelle Kaminsky

Kings County District Attorney’s Office
Chief, Domestic Violence Bureau
Brooklyn, NY, USA


Michelle Kaminsky is Chief of the Domestic Violence Bureau at the Kings County (Brooklyn) District Attorney's Office.  In that position, she oversees the prosecution of ten thousand cases a year and a staff of one hundred, including the Victim Services Unit.  Ms. Kaminsky is also responsible for the Office’s domestic violence policy initiatives, which entail extensive coordination with local, state and federal agencies.    Ms. Kaminsky started in the District Attorney’s Office in 1992, right after graduating from Brooklyn Law School.  In 1997, she joined the Domestic Violence Bureau as a felony trial attorney.  In that capacity, she has investigated, prosecuted and tried numerous intimate partner assaults and complex homicides, and has successfully defeated claims of self-defense, extreme emotional disturbance, alcohol induced dementia and not guilty by reason of insanity.   
Michelle Kaminsky is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Select Case Law Concerning Domestic Violence Victims as Criminal Defendants - Domestic Violence 2018: Survivors as Defendants, Respondents, and Parole or Clemency Applicants, Friday, February 02, 2018
National Clearinghouse for the Defense of Battered Women, Battered Women with Concurrent Open Criminal Charges and Civil Protection Cases: Considerations for Community Based Advocates and Civil Attorneys (January 2011) - Domestic Violence 2018: Survivors as Defendants, Respondents, and Parole or Clemency Applicants, Friday, February 02, 2018
Sue Osthoff and Jane Sadusky, Excerpt, A Toolkit for Systems Advocacy on Behalf of Victims of Battering Charged with Crimes, National Clearinghouse for the Defense of Battered Women (December 2016), available at https://www.ncdbw.org/toolkit - Domestic Violence 2018: Survivors as Defendants, Respondents, and Parole or Clemency Applicants, Friday, February 02, 2018
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Domestic Violence 2018: Survivors as Defendants, Respondents, and Parole or Clemency Applicants, Friday, February 09, 2018, New York, NY
Transcripts  Transcripts Domestic Violence 2018: Survivors as Defendants, Respondents, and Parole or Clemency Applicants - Domestic Violence 2018: Survivors as Defendants, Respondents, and Parole or Clemency Applicants, Friday, February 09, 2018
Domestic Violence Victim as Criminal Defendant - Domestic Violence Victim as Criminal Defendant, Monday, February 12, 2018
Web Segment  Web Segment Domestic Violence Victim as Criminal Defendant - Domestic Violence 2018: Survivors as Defendants, Respondents, and Parole or Clemency Applicants, Monday, February 12, 2018
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Domestic Violence Victim as Criminal Defendant - Domestic Violence Victim as Criminal Defendant, Monday, February 12, 2018
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Domestic Violence Victim as Criminal Defendant - Domestic Violence Victim as Criminal Defendant, Monday, February 12, 2018
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