Among her accomplishments cited for the award were:
Established the Special Victims Unit Crimes Against Women
Created an early notification prosecutor for domestic violence
Created early notification process for the Victim Witness Program
Created a post adjudication process to keep crime victims informed of parole information and restitution.
Created the Other Felony Division Diversion Program
Established the first full time courtroom technology engineer in Georgia on her staff
Driving force behind legislation requiring the state Board of Pardons and Paroles to notify prosecutors and victims when an inmate applies for parole
Established an officer-involved use of force review in the officer-involved shooting death of Charles Smith which allowed a citizen grand jury to review and recommend action in such cases.
Currently she is urging legislation in the 2020 General Assembly to push parole as a reward for good behavior rather than essentially awarding parole as a virtual right. Heap also serves on the executive board of the National District Attorneys Association. There she will chair the Best Practices Committee seeking innovations for D.A. offices nationwide.