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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Mask or face coverings required for ages 5 or older when visiting MVD facilities Renew  or Your Driver License or Vehicle Registration Online or By Mail Replace Your Driver License by Mail Online and Mail-in Renewal Requirements Medical and vision forms are currently waived. When renewing online, please upload...

FOR CORONER CONTACT INFORMATION SEE MONTANA CORONER ASSOCIATION WEBSITE: http://mtcoroner.org/ MAP OF MONTANA COUNTIES: FOR FUNERAL HOME INFORMATION: https://montanafda.org/ GRIEF INFORMATION AND RESOURCES: https://www.montana.edu/counseling/selfhelp/griefloss.html...

[vc_row content_width="grid"][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text] Montana Missing Persons Specialist - Brian Frost  406-444-3352 LINC Coordinator - Tina Chamberlain 406-594-1238 Montana Missing Persons Clearinghouse - www.dojmt.gov/missing-persons For more information about Missing Indigenous Persons in Montana or about the LINC program, contact DOJ LINC. National NCIC – National Criminal Information Center -...

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space height="25px"][vc_column_text]Members from the Montana Attorney General’s Office and the Department of Justice began an in-depth review of missing persons in February 2020 with the intent to help law enforcement agencies locate missing persons, inform policymakers to craft better solutions, and help communities prevent people...

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space height="6px"][vc_column_text] Process: When reviewing the community listening session responses, the Task Force identified four themes that seemed common among Native American communities regardless of whether they were urban Indian areas or reservations: Limited law enforcement resources – lack of adequate personnel Lack of standardized protocols when...

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text] LOOPING IN NATIVE COMMUNITIES GRANT PROGRAM Senate Bill 312 established the Looping in Native Communities (LINC) Grant Program to create a network in support of efforts by Montana tribes to identify, report, and find Native American persons who are missing. The grant program is administered by...

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]MMIP Task Force members and Montana Department of Justice staff held community listening sessions to get feedback on missing Indigenous persons and families' experiences within their tribal community. Four general questions were presented to each community: What do you see as barriers to reporting missing persons...

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]The Task Force determined the best way to understand how families are impacted when a loved one goes missing is to have public opportunities for personal accounts and feedback. Community meetings and listening sessions provided concerned community members, involved agencies, and families an avenue to...

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text] Task Force Meetings August 13, 2020 – Agenda for Online Video Conference July 22, 2020 – Agenda for Online Video Conference June 3, 2020 – Agenda for Online Video Conference April 22, 2020 – Agenda for Conference Call February 6-7, 2020 – Billings – Agenda...

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text] Melissa Schlichting is the Presiding Officer of the Montana Missing Indigenous Persons Task Force. Melissa received her undergraduate degree from Montana State University and her JD from the University of Montana School of Law. She began her legal career representing the Crow and Northern...

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