A Frederick County Prosecutor Honored For Her Work

Brett Engler heads up the Domestic Violence  Unit.

Fredeick County State’s Attorney Charlie Smith (L) and   Assistant State’s Attorney Brett Engler (R)

(Photo from State’s Attorney’s Office)

Frederick, Md (KM) A prosecutor with the Frederick County State’s Attorney’s Office has been honored by the National Organization for Victims Assistance.   Assistant State’s Attorney Brett Engler was presented with the 2023 Morton Bard Award.

The State’s Attorney’s Office says Engler was recognized for her work in advancing victims rights which has allowed victims and survivors to heal in the aftermath of a crime.

Engler has been with the State’s Attorney’s Office for over ten years, and has focused on domestic violence cases and intimate partner abuse. That resulted in the creation of a Domestic Violence Unit in the State’s Attorney’s Office. where she serves as Chief.

“From the day Brett started, she had the passion and grit to stand up for victims of intimate partner violence. Here we are over a decade later, and she is turning heads nationally. Frederick is very fortunate to have such a smart and dedicated Chief DV {Domestic Violence} prosecutor,” says State’s Attorney Charlie Smith, in a statement.

By Kevin McManus