Attorney General Tim Fox on Wednesday presented Powell County Adult Protective Services worker Janel Pliley with a plaque recognizing her as one of three Outstanding Crime Victim Advocates of the Year for 2014. Pliley was honored at an afternoon ceremony at the Powell County Courthouse in Deer Lodge.
“Age does not decrease an individual’s risk of becoming a victim of domestic violence and sexual assault; in fact, age increases vulnerability,” Attorney General Fox said. “Janel is a great asset and resource in decreasing the victimization of the elderly population in her area.”
Pliley was nominated for the award by colleagues, including Diana Solle, Powell County Victim Witness Advocate. In her nomination letter, Solle noted that Pliley has worked in Adult Protective Services for nearly 15 years and is known for her expertise and efficiency.
“I have learned much from Janel, and our joint clients get the very best help available. I feel honored to have her as a resource for my clients,” Solle wrote.
Two more victim advocate awards for 2014 were received by Angie Fox, a crime victim advocate in the Yellowstone County Attorney’s Office, and Kelly Erickson, legal advocate for HAVEN in Bozeman.