A St. Louis County prosecutor has been honored by a statewide organization for his work to address domestic violence and sexual assault cases.

Assistant County Attorney Jon Holets on Friday received the Journey of Hope Legal Services Award from Standpoint, an organization founded in 1996 to provide legal resources, training support and expert advice on issues of domestic and sexual violence in Minnesota. It was formerly known as the Battered Women’s Legal Advocacy Project.

Holets, who has served as a prosecutor in the Duluth office for approximately 10 years, was selected for the annual award because of "his strong leadership skills, his excellent work on behalf of domestic and sexual violence victims and his commitment to the personal and professional development of survivors," according to a news release.

“I am honored to be considered and thrilled to represent the St. Louis County Attorney’s Office with this award,” he said. “It is wonderful to be recognized for the way we all handle these cases, day in and day out. I want to extend my sincerest gratitude to Standpoint for their recognition and their leadership.

County Attorney Mark Rubin said his office promotes a "victim-centered approach toward prosecution."

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“Jon exemplifies our commitment to justice for victims and survivors of domestic and sexual violence,” Rubin said in a statement.