AG Fox Presents Crime Advocate Award to Bozeman Crime Victim Advocate

Attorney General Tim Fox on Wednesday presented Bozeman legal advocate Kelly Erickson with a plaque recognizing her as one of three Outstanding Crime Victim Advocates of the Year for 2014. Erickson was honored at a morning ceremony at the Bozeman Public Library.

“Kelly goes above and beyond to provide the best possible services to her clients,” Attorney General Fox said. “She is a wonderful asset in the fight to end domestic violence in Montana.”

Erickson was nominated for the award by colleagues, including her supervisor at HAVEN, Jennifer Bain. In her nomination letter, Bain noted that Erickson joined HAVEN as a volunteer in 2009 and was hired as its legal advocate in 2012.

“Over the past two years, Kelly has fostered excellent professional relationships with law enforcement, judges, attorneys, and victim advocates, among other partner agencies,” Bain wrote. “These relationships have been enormously beneficial in helping us better respond to clients’ needs.”

Two more victim advocate awards for 2014 were received by Angie Fox, a crime victim advocate in the Yellowstone County Attorney’s Office, and Janel Pliley, an adult protective services worker in Powell County.