February 23, 2024
Summer time Stephan receiving the award at DAR Structure Corridor in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 31. Picture through @SDDistAtty X

San Diego County District Legal professional Summer time Stephan was not too long ago honored with the U.S. Legal professional Common’s Award for Meritorious Public Service — the highest public service award granted by the U.S. Division of Justice.

Stephan was chosen in recognition of her management and collaboration with federal legislation enforcement on a number of large-scale operations to fight fentanyl trafficking, elder fraud and violent crime.

“I’m grateful for the Legal professional Common’s award and acknowledge that this nationwide award speaks to your entire workforce’s dedication on the DA’s Workplace to pursue truthful and equal justice,” Stephan stated. “I’m honored to steer and work alongside them and respect this extraordinary recognition of our work. Serving the general public via defending essentially the most weak is my calling in life and I’m grateful to have the ability to perform this vital work on behalf of San Diegans.”

The Legal professional Common’s award acknowledges Stephan’s contributions to the Division of Justice’s mission via actions reminiscent of tripling hate crime prosecutions and main legislation enforcement de-escalation coaching.

The award can be a testomony to Stephan’s management in elevating consciousness about human trafficking and using social media to warning the general public about counterfeit drugs and forestall fentanyl overdoses, in response to the District Legal professional’s workplace.