For a decade, Tuamaoe Iakopo has dedicated herself to providing the best service possible to protect the children of American Samoa from abuse and neglect. Ms. Iakopo energetically takes on all new cases, responding with a most positive attitude whenever her assistance is required. Since 1994, Ms. Iakopo has worked as a child protection caseworker for the Department of Human and Social Services. Her tasks range from intakes with initial reporters of child abuse and neglect to psychosocial assessments designed to substantiate or disprove allegations of child abuse and neglect. To answer any questions the judge may have concerning a case, Ms. Iakopo appears in court with legal counsel. Following this initial phase of her responsibilities, Ms. Iakopo continues by monitoring the child's progress during the provision of rehabilitative services until the termination of child protection services and the subsequent safe reunification of the child with his or her natural family. The exemplary service of Tuamaoe Iakopo truly deserves recognition.