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Ms. Melissa Bundy
Adjunct Professor

G Bowlin

Melissa earned a B.B.A. from Eastern Kentucky University in 1993 and began working as a Victim’s Advocate for the Commonwealth Attorney in London, Kentucky.  Through this position she was responsible for assisting and supporting victims of child abuse, assault, and families of homicide victims as they experienced the court process and dealt with victimization issues.  In this position she also accomplished organizing the existence of the Laurel County Child Abuse Response Team in 1994, and through writing grants and obtaining community support she was successful in establishing new Victim’s Advocate positions in Laurel and Knox Counties and the existence of the Cumberland Valley Children’s Advocacy Center, 1997. 

In 2001 Melissa transferred to the position of Mental Health Clinician for the Kentucky Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) in which she provided counseling services to delinquent youth. A year later she became a Juvenile Services Clinician for DJJ and continues to serve in this capacity by providing preventive services and supervision to juvenile offenders.  In 2007 she obtained her Master of Science degree in Corrections/Juvenile Justice through Eastern Kentucky University and she holds certifications in Juvenile Sex Offender Counseling, Group Counseling, and Seven Challenges Substance Abuse.  Melissa is also a member of the National Scholars Honors Society, 2009. 

Melissa has been married to her husband Jim for 19 years now and they are the proud parents of a 16 year old son.  Jim is a District Supervisor for the Kentucky Department