Attorney General Fox Presents Outstanding Victim Advocate Award in Butte
Attorney General Tim Fox presented one of two 2017 Outstanding Crime Victim Advocate of the Year awards at a ceremony this afternoon at the Community Center in Butte. Dr. Jessie Salisbury, Medical Director of the Butte Child Evaluation Center, received the award at an event held in her honor by colleagues and friends.
Dr. Salisbury was nominated by area colleagues from local law enforcement, social work, and the justice system. She has been the Medical Director of the Butte Child Evaluation Center (CEC) since its inception in 1998. The Butte CEC was the first Child Advocacy Center to be accredited in Montana; Dr. Salisbury was instrumental in the accreditation process. In addition to her work at the Butte CEC, Dr. Salisbury is also a pediatrician at the Rocky Mountain Clinic in Butte.
Attorney General Tim Fox said, “Dr. Jessie Salisbury has the distinction of being the first physician to ever receive the Outstanding Crime Victim Advocate of the Year award in its 24-year history. While it’s normally the role of a traditional victim advocate to provide crisis counseling and emotional support, among other forms of assistance, we can clearly see that Dr. Salisbury has offered those services and so much more to over one-thousand abused children she’s helped at the Butte CEC.”
Becky Rate, Emergency Shelter Coordinator at the YWCA Mercy Home, also received the 2017 Outstanding Crime Victim Advocate of the Year award from Attorney General Fox yesterday in Great Falls.
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/