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Utah Federal Prosecutor Receives National Award for Work with Domestic Violence Victims (UT)
Tuesday, June 25, 2019
- Deseret News
Utah Federal Prosecutor Receives National Award for Work with Domestic Violence Victims
"SALT LAKE CITY — A federal prosecutor in Utah received national recognition for his volunteer work with domestic violence victims.
Drew Yeates, an assistant U.S. attorney in Salt Lake City, received the Attorney General’s Volunteer Award for Community Service for his efforts to reduce domestic violence in the state. U.S. Attorney General William P. Barr presented the award Monday in Washington, D.C.
Seeing that most domestic violence criminal prosecutions occur after a victim has been harmed, Yeates looked for a way to protect victims earlier in the process.
Since 2012, he has volunteered at the Safe Harbor Crisis Center in Layton. In his seven years of service, Yeates has represented more than 200 victims of domestic violence, assisting them in obtaining permanent protective orders in about 160 cases..."