Attorney General Fox Presents Crime Victim Advocate Award to Bozeman Crime Victim Advocate

On Tuesday, Attorney General Tim Fox presented Bozeman crime victim advocate Christina Powell with a plaque recognizing her as one of two Outstanding Crime Victim Advocates of the Year for 2015. Powell was honored at an afternoon ceremony at the Bozeman Help Center.

“Over the past 30 years, Christina has tirelessly advocated on behalf of survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking,” Attorney General Fox said. “Christina’s impact on victims of crime and the Bozeman community is beyond measure. It is felt every day in the collaborative structures and programs she helped build, as well as in the lives of the victims she has helped.”

Powell was nominated for the award by her colleague, Hannah Wahlert. In her nomination letter, Wahlert noted that Powell is the founder and Program Director of the Sexual Assault Counseling Center, which was the first to bring trauma-informed service to Gallatin County. Wahlert also praised Powell for helping start and chair both the Gallatin County Sexual Assault Response Team and Multi-Disciplinary Team.

“Christina’s work ethic is extraordinary and her efforts have led to better care for victims in the Bozeman community,” Wahlert wrote. “She helped build collaboration between systems and community-based agencies to ensure victims are treated with dignity and respect, and that offenders are held accountable.”

One more victim advocate award for 2015 will be presented in Helena tomorrow.