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Kym Worthy

First African-American Woman to Serve as a County Prosecutor in Michigan

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 Kym Worthy Biography

Kym Loren Worthy is the first African-American woman to serve as a county prosecutor in Michigan. She became internationally recognized for prosecuting then Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick at the beginning of March 2008. Worthy started as an assistant prosecutor in the Wayne County Prosecutor's office in 1984. She served in this position for ten years, becoming the first African-American special assignment prosecutor under Prosecutor John O'Hair. Her most notable prosecution was the trial of Walter Budzyn and Larry Nevers in the beating death of Malice Green. Worthy had an over 90 percent conviction rate. From 1994 to January 2004, Worthy was a judge on the Wayne County Circuit Court Criminal Division. In 2004, Worthy was appointed by the judges of the Wayne County Circuit Court bench to replace Detroit mayor Mike Duggan, who had resigned to become the head of the Detroit Medical Center.

The Wayne County Prosecutor's Office is by far the busiest in Michigan. There are 83 counties in Michigan, but Worthy's office handles 52 percent of all felony cases in Michigan and 64 percent of all serious felony cases that go to jury trial. In 2013, Worthy sued Wayne County, alleging that Wayne County Executive Robert A. Ficano had provided her with an insufficient budget to fulfill her duties as outlined in the Michigan State Constitution. In June 2014, Worthy backed Warren Evans in his successful race to oust then Wayne County Executive Robert A. Ficano in the Democratic Primary.

Worthy is currently working on resolving a massive backlog of unprocessed rape test kits in Detroit. In 2009, one of her assistants discovered a stockpile of kits sitting in a warehouse that the Detroit Police Department had used as an overflow storage facility for evidence. Eventually, over 11,431 rape test kits -- some of which had been sitting unprocessed for a decade or more -- were discovered in the warehouse. In one case, a 2002 rape was linked to a man who was incarcerated for three murders he committed in the seven years after the rape. She is currently featured in the documentary produced by Mariska Hargitay, I Am Evidence.

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Kym Worthy

First African-American Woman to Serve as a County Prosecutor in Michigan

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Kym Worthy Biography

Kym Loren Worthy is the first African-American woman to serve as a county prosecutor in Michigan. She became internationally recognized for prosecuting then Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick at the beginning of March 2008. Worthy started as an assistant prosecutor in the Wayne County Prosecutor's office in 1984. She served in this position for ten years, becoming the first African-American special assignment prosecutor under Prosecutor John O'Hair. Her most notable prosecution was the trial of Walter Budzyn and Larry Nevers in the beating death of Malice Green. Worthy had an over 90 percent conviction rate. From 1994 to January 2004, Worthy was a judge on the Wayne County Circuit Court Criminal Division. In 2004, Worthy was appointed by the judges of the Wayne County Circuit Court bench to replace Detroit mayor Mike Duggan, who had resigned to become the head of the Detroit Medical Center.

The Wayne County Prosecutor's Office is by far the busiest in Michigan. There are 83 counties in Michigan, but Worthy's office handles 52 percent of all felony cases in Michigan and 64 percent of all serious felony cases that go to jury trial. In 2013, Worthy sued Wayne County, alleging that Wayne County Executive Robert A. Ficano had provided her with an insufficient budget to fulfill her duties as outlined in the Michigan State Constitution. In June 2014, Worthy backed Warren Evans in his successful race to oust then Wayne County Executive Robert A. Ficano in the Democratic Primary.

Worthy is currently working on resolving a massive backlog of unprocessed rape test kits in Detroit. In 2009, one of her assistants discovered a stockpile of kits sitting in a warehouse that the Detroit Police Department had used as an overflow storage facility for evidence. Eventually, over 11,431 rape test kits -- some of which had been sitting unprocessed for a decade or more -- were discovered in the warehouse. In one case, a 2002 rape was linked to a man who was incarcerated for three murders he committed in the seven years after the rape. She is currently featured in the documentary produced by Mariska Hargitay, I Am Evidence.

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  • What happened when we tested thousands of abandoned rape kits in Detroit
    In 2009, 11,341 untested rape kits -- some dating back to the 1980s -- were found in an abandoned warehouse once used by the Detroit police to store...

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  • How to book Kym Worthy?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Kym Worthy for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Kym Worthy, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Kym Worthy or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Kym Worthy?

    Booking fees for Kym Worthy, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Kym Worthy, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Kym Worthy?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Kym Worthy for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Kym Worthy for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Kym Worthy or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Kym Worthy or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Kym Worthy is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Kym Worthy for your event is available upon request. Kym Worthy generally travels from Detroit, MI, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Blake Von D, Kristie Kennedy, Lauren Lake, Minyon Moore and Dominique Dawes. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Kym Worthy for an upcoming event.

Kym Worthy Speaker Videos

  • What happened when we tested thousands of abandoned rape kits in Detroit
    In 2009, 11,341 untested rape kits -- some dating back to the 1980s -- were found in an abandoned warehouse once used by the Detroit police to store evidence. When this scandal was uncovered,...

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