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:
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.VS
- 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
Crime Victim Advocates by City
|1||Anaconda||Anaconda Deer Lodge County Victim/Witness||(406) 563-4019|
|2||Anaconda||Family Resources Crisis Center||(406) 563-7972|
|3||Anaconda||Victim Assistance Program||(406) 563-4007|
|4||Big Timber||Tri-County Victim/Witness||(406) 322-8003|
|5||Big Timber||Tri-County Network Against Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault||(406) 222-8154 (Crisis Line) or (406) 222-5902 (Office)|
|6||Billings||Billings YWCA Gateway House||(406) 259-8100 or (406) 245-4472|
|7||Billings||Yellowstone County Victim Witness||(406) 256-2870|
|8||Billings||Billings City Attorney Office||(406) 247-8668|
|9||Billings||U.S. Attorney Office Victim/Witness||(406) 247-4672|
|10||Boulder||Jefferson County Victim/Witness||(406) 225-4010|