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What is the SAKI Task Force?

The SAKI Task Force was assembled by Attorney General Tim Fox in 2015. The Task Force unites community and criminal justice partners to identify and discuss challenges to improve the response to victims of sexual assault. This includes ending the backlog of untested, unsubmitted sexual assault kits, strengthening victim services, implementing best practices, and  continuing to understand how we can better serve our communities.

Task Force Members include:

  • Jon Bennion, Chair of  Task Force, Chief Deputy Attorney General
  • Mary Barry, City of Whitefish Deputy Attorney
  • Christy Clark, Former legislator/Montana House of Representatives (R-Choteau)
  • Kim Dudik, Legislator/Montana House of Representatives (D-Missoula)
  • Mike Linder, Yellowstone County Sheriff
  • Eric Gilbertson, Lewis and Clark County Sergeant
  • Megan Ashton, State Crime Lab
  • Debbie Mulcahy, Registered nurse and certified SANE at Kalispell Regional Medical Center
  • Alanna Sherstad, Director of the VOICE Center at Montana State University
  • Robin Turner, Representative for the Montana Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence
  • Holley  Johnson, Office of Victim Services
  • Dana Toole, Special Services Bureau Chief
  • Tina Chamberlain, LINC Coordinator
  • Meaghan Kolar, Montana Board of Crime Control Grants Specialist
  • Justin Stolp, DOJ JITSD Program Manager
  • Bryan Fischer, Helena Police Department Senior Officer
  • Kayla Bragg, SAKI Site Coordinator

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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