Attorney General Fox Presents Outstanding Crime Victim Advocate Award in Great Falls
Attorney General Tim Fox presented one of two 2017 Outstanding Crime Victim Advocate of the Year awards at a ceremony this afternoon at the YWCA in Great Falls. Becky Rate, Emergency Shelter Coordinator at the YWCA Mercy Home, received the award at a lunch held in her honor by colleagues and friends.
Rate was nominated by colleagues from the Great Falls YWCA and the Dandelion Foundation. In 2008, Rate began working at the YWCA as a victim advocate before becoming one of its emergency shelter coordinators. Rate is also a member of the Cascade County Sexual Assault Response Team and serves on the board of the Dandelion Foundation. She also volunteers at community events in support of child abuse prevention.
Attorney General Tim Fox said, “Today, we celebrate the meaningful work Becky does for the Mercy Home on behalf of women and children victimized by crimes like sexual assault and domestic violence. She is a strong, caring, advocate who is willing to assist at any hour of the day or night. Becky truly has it in her heart to work toward positive change for victims, their families, and their community.”
Dr. Jessie Salisbury, Medical Director of the Butte Child Evaluation Center, will also receive a 2017 Outstanding Crime Victim Advocate of the Year award from Attorney General Fox tomorrow in Butte.
For a list of previous winners of Montana’s Outstanding Crime Victim Advocate of the Year Award, visit https://dojmt.gov/victims/crime-victim-advocates/outstanding-crime-victim-advocate-award-honorees/