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Crime Victim Advocates

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 city, call your local law enforcement agency or the hotline number below to find out what local services are available.

  • Department of Corrections Victim Services – (888) 223-6332
  • National Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Hotline – (800) 799-7233
  • Victim Information and Notification Everyday (VINE) – (800) 456-3076
  • Montana Coalition Against Domestic & Sexual Violence-Sexual Assault Legal Services Program – (406) 443-7794 ext. 116 or ext. 118
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