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1 Missoula City/County Domestic Violence Program

2 Missoula City/County Domestic Violence Program Office of Planning and Grants Mike Barton, Director Cindy Wulfekuhle, Principal Grants Administrator Civil, Criminal, Outreach and Property Crimes Jenny Daniel, CVA Supervisor Tanya Campbell, Senior Advocate Maura Buck Darcey Fairchild Nina Kahm Erin Kautz Jessie Lewis Kelly McGuire Emily Patrick Linda Perkins Grant Writing and Administration Program Development, Implementation and Monitoring Kim Brown Campbell, Grants Administrator Shantelle Gaynor, Grants Administrator Nancy Rittel, Grants Administrator Ruth Comer, Senior Secretary

3 Presentation Overview Crime Victim Advocate Program Civil Advocacy Criminal Advocacy Rural Outreach/Prevention JUST Response Budget, FTEs and Partnerships

4 Assistance with Obtaining Orders of Protection, Legal Advocacy, Restitution, Information & Referrals

5 Started in 1985 with empowerment philosophy Free, confidential and ongoing assistance Staffed by educated advocates trained in best practices We serve victims of violent crime including domestic and sexual violence, dating violence, and stalking We empower victims by listening, upholding their rights to information, fair treatment, restitution, and serving as a liaison on behalf of the victim

6 Missoula Office of Planning and Grants Crime Victim Advocate Program Unduplicated Count of Victims Served FY 2005 through FY 2005 FY 2006 FY 2007 FY 2008 FY 2009 FY 2010 FY 2011

7 ADVOCACY Crisis counseling and Safety planning Temporary Orders of Protection (TOPs) Document preparation Court hearing preparation and support What to expect Information-sharing about the case Attorney assistance programs (pro bono; CVA LAP) Liaison support Victims feel someone is working for them

8 ADVOCACY Services Property Crime and Personal Crime Information about restitution and victim compensation Crisis counseling Information about your case and the court system

9 ADVOCACY Laws that guide our work Victim notification (M.C.A ) Advocate privilege (M.C.A ) Victim s right to have an advocate present during law enforcement interviews (M.C.A ) Benefits victim Benefits criminal justice system

10 Justice System Team Response to Intimate Partner Violence A coordinated system response to improve victim safety and increase offender accountability in domestic violence cases.

11 Courts District Court Justice Court Municipal Court JUST Response Coordinating Agency Office of Planning and Grants Law Enforcement Missoula County Sheriff s Office Missoula Police Department U of MT Public Safety Batterers Treatment Community Awareness in Violence Education (CAVE) program Men Advocating Non-Violence (MAN) program Corrections Missoula County Detention Center Missoula Correctional Services Montana Legal Services, Inc. Staff attorney Family Advocacy Service Providers Child & Family Services Planet Kids Supervised Exchange Program YWCA Transitional Housing Prosecutors Missoula County Attorney s Office Missoula City Attorney s Office Public Defenders Office Criminal Investigator Health Care Providers FirstStep SANE (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners) Victim Advocacy Service Providers Crime Victim Advocate program YWCA Missoula Student Assault Resource Center (UM)

12 Missoula City/County Domestic Violence Program Community Partnerships & Projects YWCA Pathways, Planet Kids, GUTS! WORD, Inc. Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP) National Coalition Building Institute (NCBI) Healthy Indian Family Council St. Patrick Hospital - FirstSTEP Program Mineral County Help-Line Montana Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence

13 Missoula City/County Domestic Violence Program Program Staff Department FTEs Hours per week Administration/Supervision Criminal Advocacy Civil Advocacy Outreach & Prevention Research & Partnership Projects 1 40 Grants Administration & Program Development TOTAL:

14 Missoula City/County Domestic Violence Program Program Costs Personnel: $479,500 Operations: $242,000 Contracted Services: $251,000 TOTAL: $972,500 Funding Federal grants 66% State grants 11% County 8% City 1% Court Surcharges 14%

15 Missoula City/County Domestic Violence Program Areas of Remaining Need in Missoula for Victims of Sexual Violence, Dating Violence, Domestic Violence and Stalking: Sustainable funding for current programming On-going training for all professionals who serve victims Access to mental health care Access to affordable housing Access to affordable trauma treatment Primary prevention for youth (K 12) Increased programing for youth exposed to violence

16 Contact Information Crime Victim Advocate Program - Civil Advocacy Jenny Daniel, CVA Supervisor / - Criminal Advocacy Tanya Campbell, Senior Criminal Advocate / JUST Response Co-coordinators / Grants Administrators Kim Campbell; Nancy Rittel; ; OPG Domestic Violence Policy and Prevention Shantelle Gaynor, Grants Administrator /

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