Montana is home to seven Indian Reservations and eleven Indian Tribes; Indian people comprise about 6.5 percent of Montana’s population. There are tribal multidisciplinary teams (MDTs) responding to crimes against Indian children. Tribal teams have member agencies that include the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, tribal law enforcement and social service agencies specific to each reservation. The MCSART program provides training, technical support and equipment to Montana’s tribal teams and tribal Children’s Advocacy Centers (CACs).
Montana has two tribal CAC programs:
- Crow CARE Center in Crow Agency
- Northern Cheyenne CARE Center in Lame Deer
The tribal CACs are the home for the tribal MDTs responding to child victims of crime and abuse on the Crow and Northern Cheyenne Reservations.
There are three reservations with MDTs:
- Blackfeet MDT, Browning
- Fort Belknap MDT, Fort Belknap
- Fort Peck MDT, Poplar
The tribal MDTs provide a coordinated response to child victims of crime and abuse.
The Native American Children’s Alliance (NACA) provides training and technical assistance for tribal teams and centers.