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A survivor of violent crime may face many obstacles. The Montana criminal justice system and the State of Montana offer a variety of services and protections for crime victims. But accessing these services can be difficult, especially for a victim who may still be dealing with the effects of a recently committed crime.


Crime victim advocates provide free, confidential help and services to crime victims throughout Montana. Such services and help include:

  • Helping victims recover property or restitution.
  • Explaining a court proceeding and offering a safe, secure place during proceedings.
  • Providing crisis counseling, emotional support and guidance.
  • Informing victims of their rights.
  • Helping victims work with their employers if a victim has to miss work because of a trial.
  • Informing victims of state programs like Crime Victim Compensation, Address Confidentiality and the Forensic Rape Exam Payment Program.

Montana’s crime victim advocates are affiliated with local programs and located throughout the state.

The following is a listing of most victim assistance programs in Montana. If there is no program listed for your location, call your local law enforcement agency or the hotline number below to find out what local services are available.

  • National Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Hotline – (800) 799-7233
  • Victim Information and Notification Everyday (VINE) – (800) 456-3076
Crime Victim Advocates by City
City Service Phone Number
Anaconda Anaconda/Deer Lodge County Victim/Witness (406) 563-4007
Family Resources Crisis Center (406) 563-7972
(800) 563-7972
Big Timber Tri-County Network Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (406) 222-8154
(866) 880-8425
Tri-County Victim/Witness (406) 222-4139
Billings Billings City Attorney’s Office (406) 247-8668
Billings YWCA Gateway House (406) 259-8100
U.S. Attorney Office Victim/Witness (406) 247-4672
Yellowstone County Victim/Witness (406) 256-2870
Boulder Jefferson County Victim/Witness (406) 225-4014
Bozeman Gallatin County Victim/Witness (406) 582-2075
MSU Voice Center (406) 994-7142
Sexual Assault Counseling Center (406) 586-3333
Browning Blackfeet Domestic Violence (406) 338-2409
Butte Safe Space (406) 782-9807
(877) 335-8511
Silver Bow County Victim/Witness (406) 497-6243
Columbus Tri-County Victim/Witness (406) 322-8003
or Sheriff’s office (after hours) (406) 322-5326
Conrad Crisis Line (Choteau, Glacier, Liberty, Pondera, Teton and Toole Counties) (800) 219-7336
Hi-Line’s Help for Abused Spouses (406) 278-3342
(800) 219-7336
Crow Agency Crow Tribe Victim Assistance (406) 638-3924
Deer Lodge Powell County Victim Services (406) 846-9703
Dillon Community Support Center (406) 683-6106
(800) 253-9811
Forsyth Rosebud and Treasure County Victim/Witness (406) 346-2237
Rosebud County Attorney (406) 346-2236
Fort Benton Hi-Line’s Help for Abused Spouses (406) 278-3342
(800) 219-7336
Glasgow City of Glasgow Victim Assistant Program (406) 228-8050
Women’s Resource Center (406) 228-8401
(877) 972-3232
Glendive Dawson County Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Program (406) 377-6477
Seventh Judicial District Victim/Witness (406) 377-2818
Great Falls Malmstrom Airforce Base Family Advocacy Center (406) 731-2161
U.S. Attorney’s Office Victim/Witness (406) 771-2005
Victim Witness Assistance Program (406) 771-1180 Ext. 219
Voices of Hope (406) 268-1330
(406) 453-4357
YWCA Mercy Home (406) 452-1315
(800) 352-7449
Hamilton Ravalli County Sheriff’s Office (9 a.m. – 5 p.m.)
Ravalli County Non-emergency/dispatch (24 hours/day)
(406) 375-4060
(406) 363-3033
Ravalli County Victim Assistance Program (406) 363-4007
S.A.F.E. (406) 363-2793
(406) 363-4600
Harlem Fort Belknap Victim Assistance (406) 353-8395
Havre District IV HRDC Domestic Abuse Program (406) 265-2222
Helena Carroll College Sexual Safety Education Center (406) 447-4524
Friendship Center, Domestic Violence Program (406) 442-6800
(800) 248-3166
Friendship Center, Victim/Witness and Sexual Assault (406) 442-6800
Lewis and Clark County Victim/Witness (406) 447-8221
Kalispell Violence Free Crisis Line (406) 752-4735
(406) 752-7273 24-hour crisis line
Flathead County Victim/Witness (406) 758-5630
Lame Deer Healing Hearts (406) 477-6412
(406) 477-6432
Northern Cheyenne Victim/Witness (406) 477-8222 Ext. 162
Lewistown Fergus County Victim/Witness (406) 535-8127
S.A.V.E.S. (406) 535-2303
(800) 535-2302
Libby Lincoln County Crisis Solutions (406) 293-3223
Lincoln County Victim/Witness (406) 283-2415
Livingston Park County Victim/Witness (406) 222-4139
(406) 222-2050
Tri-County Network Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (406) 222-8154
(866) 880-8425
Malta Phillips County Domestic Violence Program (406) 654-1100
Women’s Resource Center of Glasgow – Satellite Office (406) 654-7340
(877) 972-3232
Miles City Custer County Victim/Witness (Custer, Fallon, Garfield, and Powder River Counties) (406) 874-8638
Custer Network Against Domestic Abuse & Sexual Assault (406) 234-0542
(406) 951-0475
Missoula Crime Victim Advocate Program:
Orders of Protection
Advocacy for Victims of Violent Crime Missoula City Attorney Victim/Witness
Missoula County Attorney Victim/Witness
(406) 258-3830
(406) 258-3830
(406) 258-3830
(406) 523-4630 City
(406) 523-4840 County
Sexual Assault Resource Center, University of Montana (406) 243-5244
(406) 243-6559
YWCA Crisis Center (406) 543-6691
(406) 542-1944
YWCA Shelter (406) 542-1047
Pablo Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes of the Flathead Nation (406) 675-2700 Ext. 1180
(406) 675-4700
(877) 231-5173
Philipsburg Granite County Victim/Witness (406) 859-0105
Plentywood Women’s Resource Center of Glasgow – Satellite Office (406) 765-7144
(877) 972-3232
Polson DOVES (406) 883-3350
Red Lodge Domestic & Sexual Violence Services of Carbon County (406) 425-2222
(406) 446-2296
Tri-County Victim/Witness (406) 322-8003
Ronan SAFE Harbor (406) 676-0800
Roundup Musselshell and Golden Valley County Victim/Witness (406) 323-2540
Roundup S.A.V.E.S. (406) 323-2602
(800) 535-2302
Scobey Women’s Resource Center of Glasgow – Satellite Office (406) 765-7133
(877) 972-3232
Sidney Richland County Coalition Against Domestic Violence (406) 433-7421
(877) 972-3232
Seventh Judicial District Victim/Witness (406) 433-6725
Stanford S.A.V.E.S. (406) 535-2303
(800) 535-2302
Superior Mineral County Help Line (406) 822-4262
(406) 822-4202
Thompson Falls Sanders County Attorney’s Office Victim/Witness (406) 827-6907
Sanders County Coalition for Families (406) 827-3218
(800) 265-0415
Townsend Broadwater County Victim/Witness (406) 266-9237
Virginia City Beaverhead and Madison County Victim/Witness (406) 843-4232
White Sulphur Springs Meagher County Attorney (406) 547-3612 Ext. 112
Tri-County Network Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (406) 222-8154
(866) 880-8425
Wolf Point Fort Peck Assiniboine & Sioux Family Violence Resource Center (406) 653-1494
Northeast MT Victim/Witness (Daniels, Phillips, Roosevelt, Sheridan and Valley Counties) (406) 653-2999
(866) 653-2999



Attorney General's Office & Legal Services Division

The Attorney General’s Office, headed by Attorney General Tim Fox, and the Legal Services Division function as the lawyers for the State of Montana. The attorneys in the Office have expertise in a wide range of legal topics and handle a broad range of legal cases involving the State of Montana and its people.


Children’s Justice Bureau

The Children’s Justice Bureau is an agency-wide initiative at the Montana Department of Justice dedicated to IMPROVING how we respond to child victims, DEVELOPING state-of-the-art approaches by keeping up with the newest research and, most importantly, HELPING child victims recover and move on with their lives.


Forensic Science Division & State Crime Lab

The mission of the Montana Forensic Science Division is to use operationally efficient and financially responsible practices as the laboratory provides accurate, objective, and timely forensic analyses to the criminal justice community in order to maximize value to the citizens of Montana.


Missing Persons Clearinghouse

The Missing Children Act of 1985 established a Montana Missing Persons Clearinghouse within the Department of Justice. In March 2008, the department implemented a searchable online database that, for the first time, is updated in real time and includes any photos provided by law enforcement.


Office of Victim Services

The goal of the Office of Victim Services is to provide tools and information to help crime victims recover from their experience and provide them with a range of services available. The criminal justice system can be confusing and intimidating for victims. To assist them as they go through the justice system, the Office of Victim Service is available to answer any questions they may have.


Central Services Division

The Montana Department of Justice’s Central Services Division provides financial and human resources support for the department. We make sure that everything works for the people Working for Justice. If you’re interested in a rewarding career helping protect the rights and safety of all Montanans, we invite you to join our team of over 800 dedicated employees working across the state.


Justice Information Technology Services Division

Our Justice Information Technology Services Division (JITSD) provides vital Information Technology (IT) infrastructure upon which Montanans and local and state law enforcement agencies rely for timely, accurate information. JITSD manages the IT systems, services, and interfaces to support nearly 800 DOJ employees, 325 statewide county motor vehicle system users, and over 3,000 Criminal Justice Information Network (CJIN) users across the state.


Division of Criminal Investigation

The Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) at the Montana Department of Justice is involved in many aspects of Montana law enforcement and is integral to the Department of Justice’s mission of promoting public safety.


Montana Highway Patrol

Montana is rich in natural beauty and history. From Glacier Park in the west to Makoshika Park in the east, the men and women of the Montana Highway Patrol are working hard to make your travels safe and enjoyable. The Highway Patrol’s core values are “Service, Integrity and Respect.” These values are reflected in our commitment to public safety through diligent and fair enforcement of our traffic codes.


Montana Law Enforcement Academy

The Montana Law Enforcement Academy is the premier law enforcement and public safety educational and training institution for state, county, city and tribal officers throughout the state. The Academy offers entry-level programs referred to as Basic Programs and advanced training through an array of Professional Development Programs.


Public Safety Officer Standards & Training

The Council was formed in 2007 under 2-15-2029, MCA as an independent Quasi-judicial board. And as allowed by statute the Council adopted Administrative Rules in order to implement the provisions of Title 44, chapter 4, part 4, MCA. Per 44-4-403, MCA the Council is required to set employment and training standards for all Public Safety Officers as defined in 44-4-401, MCA and in addition the Council shall provide for the certification or recertification of public safety officers and for the suspension or revocation of certification of public safety officers.


Motor Vehicle Division

The mission of the Motor Vehicle Division (MVD) is to identify and promote efficient, cost-effective programs that benefit the interests, safety, and well-being of Montana citizens through licensing, registering, and regulating the motoring activities of the public. The MVD continuously strives for excellence in customer service. Streamlining the way we do business has allowed us to improve our efficiency and make our services more convenient for our customers.


Natural Resource Damage Program

The Natural Resource Damage Program (NRDP) was created in 1990 to prepare the state’s lawsuit against the Atlantic Richfield Co. (ARCO) for injuries to the natural resources in the Upper Clark Fork River Basin (UCFRB). Decades of mining and mineral processing operations in and around Butte and Anaconda released substantial quantities of hazardous substances into the Upper Clark Fork River Basin between Butte and Milltown. These hazardous substances extensively degraded the area’s natural resources.


Office of Consumer Protection

Enforce consumer laws designed to protect the consumer from unfair or deceptive business practices. Enforce statutes relating to telephone solicitation and telemarketing. Provide information to consumers about the Consumer Protection Act. Assist consumers by distributing consumer education materials including scam and consumer alerts. Investigate false, misleading, or deceptive trade practices.


Gambling Control Division

Through the Gambling Control Division, the Department of Justice regulates all forms of gambling in Montana, except for the Montana Lottery and horse racing. The legislature has charged the division with maintaining a uniform regulatory climate that is fair and free of corrupt influences. The division is also responsible for collecting gambling revenue for state and local governments.


Human Trafficking

The Montana Department of Justice has a continued commitment to victims of human trafficking. In partnership with federal authorities, our agency plays a key role in the investigation, enforcement, and prosecution of crimes related to human trafficking in Montana. This form of modern day slavery does happen here in Big Sky Country.


Prescription Drug Abuse Awareness Program

Montana’s deadliest drugs aren’t made in secret labs and they don’t always come from dealers on the corner. They’re in our own medicine cabinets. Each year, prescription drug abuse contributes to the deaths of more than 300 Montanans — making prescription drug abuse 15 times more deadly than meth, heroin and cocaine combined. Our kids report the third-highest rate of prescription drug abuse in the country and more than half of them say prescription drugs are easier to get than street drugs.


Safe in Your Space

When it comes to embracing new technology, kids have rapidly outpaced their parents and teachers. By their early school years, many children are already more comfortable on the Internet than their parents. But just because children are smart enough to know how to navigate the Internet, doesn’t mean they have the experience to make good decisions about some of the possibilities they may face online.


Montana Sexual or Violent Offender Registry

Created by the Montana Department of Justice in 1989, the Sexual or Violent Offender Registry is a valuable resource for Montanans to protect their families against sexual or violent offenders.


Montana 24/7 Sobriety Program

Drinking and driving has been a chronic – and deadly — problem on Montana’s roadways for decades. In 2008, Montana was ranked as the deadliest state in the nation when it came to per capita DUI-related traffic fatalities.


Work for Justice

Everyday at The Montana Department of Justice, our employees are dedicated to ensuring the well-being and rights of the people of our great state. We’re passionate about what we do because it’s more than a job or a career. It’s about who we are as people. If this sounds like you, your unique experiences, knowledge, and values may be just what the Montana Department of Justice is looking for and needs. In return we can offer a culture that promotes fairness and growth opportunities.