Michelle Welch, Raj Prasad and Amy Slameka

On Monday, November 14, 2011, US assistant attorney general Laurie Robinson, who heads the US Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs, presented the Albert Schweitzer Medal to three outstanding prosecutors.

Michelle Welch, assistant attorney general for Virginia, for her strong prosecution of animal cruelty and animal fighting cases and her work training other prosecutors and animal control and law enforcement officers; and to Raj Prasad and Amy Slameka, assistant prosecuting attorneys for Wayne County, Michigan, for co-founding the county’s Animal Protection Unit and their work training local investigators and animal control officers.