DOJ: News Release

Nominations Open for Outstanding Victim Advocate of the Year

HELENA – Attorney General Steve Bullock on Monday announced that his office is accepting nominations for the 2010 Attorney General’s Outstanding Crime Victim Advocate award.

Each April in conjunction with Crime Victims’ Rights Week, the Attorney General’s Office honors one or more outstanding victim advocates from around the state. Recipients are recognized with a plaque presented by the Attorney General.

“Crime victim advocates in Montana do an amazing job,” Bullock said. “Last year, we honored a Butte shelter worker who had been a surrogate mom and grandmother to abused women and children for over 15 years, and a Missoula advocate who carried a caseload of up to 300 cases. We’re fortunate to have so many advocates who bring a true passion and tireless dedication to their work, so it is important that we recognize their efforts.”

Past award recipients have included shelter volunteers and staff, nurses, law enforcement officers, and advocates working in local county attorneys’ offices and on Montana’s college campuses and reservations. In addition to individuals, a team also may be nominated.

This year, Crime Victims’ Rights Week is April 18 – 24.

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