Attorney General Fox Presents Crime Victim Advocate Award to Yellowstone County Victim-Witness Coordinator

Today, Attorney General Tim Fox presented Yellowstone County Attorney’s Office Victim-Witness Coordinator Angie Fox with a plaque recognizing her as one of three Outstanding Crime Victim Advocates of the Year for 2014.

Angie Fox was honored at an afternoon ceremony in the courtroom of District Court Judge Russell Fagg in Billings.

“Despite the demands of a very heavy caseload in the state’s busiest county attorney’s office, Angie is consistently able to put the needs of victims first,” Attorney General Fox said. “Angie’s compassion, coupled with her dedication to helping others, extends to her personal life through her work as a volunteer helping Billings families flourish.”

Angie Fox was nominated for the award by several colleagues, including Yellowstone County Attorney Scott Twito. In his nomination letter, Twito noted that Angie Fox is valued for her creativity, dependability, and eagerness to help area crime victims.

“Victims, witnesses, and law enforcement officers appreciate her honesty, support, and thorough knowledge of the criminal justice system,” Twito wrote. “Equally valuable is Angie’s innate talent for supporting victims and witnesses while maintaining a healthy, productive relationship with them.”

Angie Fox is one of six victim advocates in the Yellowstone County Attorney’s Office.

Two more victim advocate awards for 2014 will be presented by Attorney General Fox next month to Kelly Erickson, legal advocate for The Haven in Bozeman, and Janel Pliley, an adult protective services worker in Powell County.