On September 2, 2015, long time victim advocate for the Taney County Prosecutor’s Office, Sally Catlett, was given the 2015 Outstanding Service to Victims Award from the Missouri Victim Services Academy. The award was presented at the annual banquet of the Missouri Association of Prosecuting Attorneys, at Tan-Tar-A Resort, Lake of the Ozarks. Catlett is in her seventeenth year as victim advocate for the prosecutor’s office, and plans to retire later this month.

The award is given annually in honor of a victim advocate in Missouri who has made a positive impact on victim advocacy and gone “above and beyond” in his or her service to victims. Catlett was nominated for the award by her co-workers in the Taney County Prosecutor’s Office. The Missouri Victim Services Academy gives a similar award each year to a prosecutor in Missouri who exhibits exceptional work with victims of crime.

“We are very sad to see Sally retire after these many years of service,” said Taney County Prosecutor Jeff Merrell. “We understand her need to move on to new endeavors, but we will miss her.”