Message From The Sheriff
MESSAGE FROM SHERIFF
WYNN MEEHAN  ( read  )
Phone
Emergency: 911
24-Hour Phone Number:
406-266-3441
Main Phone Number:
406-266-3441
Crime Tips:
406-266-3441
Address
519 Broadway St
Townsend, MT 59644
Administrative
Office Hours:
Mon-Fri 8am - 4pm
Victim's Advocate
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Brooke Dolan

Victim's Advocate

 

 


BROADWATER COUNTY VICTIM/WITNESS ADVOCATE

BROOKE DOLAN

515 BROADWAY

TOWNSEND, MT 59644

(406)266-9237 bdolan@co.broadwater.mt.us

 

Mission Statement

The goal of the Victim Assistance Program is to support and aid victims of crime as they move through the criminal justice process; to provide them with assistance, services, and resource information; to promote participation in the criminal justice system by educating victims about their rights and to advocate for the enforcement of these rights; and to coordinate with other community agencies to ensure continuity of support for victims.

Definitions

A victim is a person who has suffered financial, social, psychological or physical harm as a result of a crime and, in the case of a homicide, is a member of the immediate family of the victim.

A criminal defendant is a person charged with a crime.  A criminal defendant is not considered a victim.

Services Provide

- Inform victims of their rights and help them to invoke and uphold those rights

- Court accompaniment throughout all stages of the criminal justice process

- Notification of court events and case status

 -Assistance with restitution and crime victims compensation applications

- Safety planning and referrals to community resources

 -Assistance to victims whose protective orders have been violated

- Provide referrals to counseling and/or community resources

-Case Status Notification

Victim advocates call or send a written notice of the charges filed, a brochure outlining crime victims' rights and a form to use to invoke specific rights, a loss form for requesting restitution from the defendant and a brochure that provides general information about the criminal justice system and the Victim Assistance Program.  Follow-up phone calls or written notifications are made at important steps in the case, such as a trial setting.  At the close of the case, a summary of the sentence is sent to the victim.

 

Below are some additional helpful resources for victims.

Office of Victims of Crime www.crimevictims.gov 1-800-363-0441

National Center for Victims of Crime www.victimsofcrime.org 1-202-467-8700

Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting www.dphhs.mt.gov 866-820-5437

Mothers Against Drunk Driving www.madd.org 1-877-623-3435

Parents of Murdered Children www.pomc.org 1-888-818-7662

National Center on Elder Abuse www.ncea.aoa.gov 1-855-500-3537

Domestic Violence Shelters www.domesticshelters.org

National Domestic Violence Hotline www.thehotline.org 1-800-799-7233 1-800-787-3224 (TTY)

Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network www.rainn.org 1-800-656-HOPE

National Organization for Victims Assistance www.trynova.org 1-800-879-6682

Identity Theft Resource Center www.idtheftcenter.org 1-888-400-5530