Assistant District Attorney Justin Weiner presented Community Service ribbon
Special to The Monitor
ATHENS–Monday morning, Eustace Police Chief Ken Holder and District Attorney Scott McKee took time to recognize efforts made by one of McKee’s prosecutors for his dedication and service to the citizens of Eustace and Henderson County.
Justin Weiner, who also is the Eustace city prosecutor, was presented a “Community Service Ribbon” which is typically displayed proudly on a peace officer’s uniform.
The award was given to recognize Weiner’s outstanding efforts and involvement within the community, including his participation in the East Texas Crisis Center’s “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes.” The event, held last month, raised money and awareness of the need to prevent sexualized violence, so ofter perpetrated against women.
Living in Athens with his wife and 1-year-old son, Weiner is deeply committed to and involved in the community.
He serves as the chairman of the Henderson County Child Welfare Board, overseeing funding for and assessing the needs of foster children here in Henderson County. The board provides resources such as clothing, reading glasses, and diapers to children who, through no fault of their own, have become victims of abuse and negligence rendering their homes unsafe.
Weiner also serves as the president of the Henderson County Bar Association, is a member of the Henderson County Crime Stoppers Board, and often serves as a Judge for Henderson County Teen Court.
District Attorney Scott McKee who took part in the ceremony to award Weiner indicated that he was very proud of him.
“Justin is not only a first class citizen who truly cares about the community he serves, he is also a top-notch lawyer and tough-on-crime prosecutor,” McKee said.
He also indicated that Justin has prosecuted some of the office’s toughest cases resulting in great results for the citizens of Henderson County. “He is definitely a rising star among prosecutors and we are very lucky he calls Henderson County home.”