U.S. Attorney Brendan Johnson is being honored for his work in combatting violence against women.
The South Dakota Domestic Violence Coordinating Committee selected Johnson as its Prosecutor of the Year.
The SDDVCC is an organization led by the South Dakota Coalition Ending Domestic & Sexual Violence and the South Dakota Network Against Family Violence and Sexual Assault.
Brenda Hill is the Native co-director of the South Dakota Coalition Ending Domestic & Sexual Violence. She says Johnson has demonstrated a commitment to protecting women and holding defendants accountable.
Johnson started his career prosecuting violence against women cases as a state prosecutor. He has been the U.S. Attorney in South Dakota since 2009. As U.S. Attorney, Johnson has forced on ending human trafficking, domestic abuse and sexual violence.