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March 26, 2012

Nominations Open for Outstanding Victim Advocate of the Year

Attorney General Steve Bullock on Monday announced that his office is accepting nominations for the 2012 Attorney General’s Outstanding Crime Victim Advocate award.

Each April, in conjunction with Crime Victims’ Rights Week, the Attorney General’s Office honors one or more outstanding victim advocates from around the state. Recipients are recognized with a plaque presented by the Attorney General.

“This award recognizes individuals who, in many cases, have dedicated their entire careers to making a difference in the lives of others.  As crime victim advocates, they consistently show respect and compassion for people who are at their most vulnerable,” Bullock said.  “They give their very best to a tough job, regardless of whether anyone else ever notices or sings their praises.”

In the past, the awards have honored shelter volunteers and staff, nurses, law enforcement officers, and advocates working in local county attorneys’ offices, and on Montana’s college campuses and reservations.  In addition to individuals, a team also may be nominated.

The nomination form is available here,  online at, or call the Office of Victim Services at (406) 444-3653.  Nominations must be postmarked no later than April 13.

This year, Crime Victims’ Rights Week is April 22-28.