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SAKI Advocacy

System Based Advocates

Provide support for the victim initially, and throughout the criminal justice process. This includes:

  • Victim Notification Protocols
  • Assist with initial contact
  • Provide ongoing supportive services and information
  • Assist the victim in understanding the court processes
  • Provide notification of court hearings
  • Serve as a liaison between victim and criminal justice personnel
  • Explore victim needs and makes appropriate referrals
  • Connect victim to community-based resources

Community-Based Advocates

Provide confidential, free, voluntary advocacy and safety services to victims of sexual violence. This includes:

  • Victim Notification Protocols
  • 24-Hour Crisis Hotline
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Personal Advocacy
  • Medical Advocacy
  • Court Advocacy
  • Law Enforcement Advocacy
  • Emergency Accommodations
  • Shelter
  • Supportive Counseling
  • Support Groups
  • Child/Youth Advocacy
  • Community Awareness and Education

What are the differences between advocacy roles?

System-based advocates (SBA) provide victim notification, support, information, and connection to community-based resources. They are a critical conduit between the victim and the criminal justice system, and share necessary information.

Community-based advocates (CBA) provide the victim with a variety of advocacy services they often need to process their experience effectively. Information the victim shares with a CBA cannot be disclosed to anyone outside the organization unless the CBA is required to disclose the information by law, or the victim signs a release allowing them to disclose the information. The CBA can provide the victim with more information about confidentiality.

Program Resources

Contact Us
SAKI Hotline: 888-548-5463

Please use the form below to contact an advocate with SAKI Montana, and we will contact you as soon as possible. Please let us know the best way to reach you, and if it is okay to send an email or leave a voice message with the provided contact information. If you would like to opt-in or opt-out of case information, use the contact information provided to let the SAKI Advocate know.
  • Although your information is kept confidential within the criminal justice system, please do not submit sensitive information that should be legally protected through this contact form. This information is sent directly to the SAKI Advocate, who works as a part of a team who will work to keep you safe. Please provide contact information, and the advocate will send you separate, encrypted communication through the SAKI Email.

This project was supported by Grant No. 2016-AK-BX-K015 awarded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance. The Bureau of Justice Assistance is a component of the Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs, which also includes the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the Nation-al Institute of Justice, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, the Office for Victims of Crime, and the SMART Office. Points of view or opinions in this document are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.

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