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Sep 16, 2019

Tester Delivers $7.6 Million for Montana Crime Victim Services

Senator has led efforts to boost funding for state & community organizations that assist victims of crime

U.S. Senator Jon Tester announced today he delivered more $7.6 million to the Montana Board of Crime Control to fund community-based organizations that assist with medical care, legal support, housing and other services for survivors of violent crime.

“Montana is home to some top-notch organizations that help victims of violent crime recover from trauma and get back on their feet, but without the right resources, our domestic violence shelters and legal aid organizations can only do so much,” Tester said. “This funding will help give the folks on the front lines helping survivors better tools to boost outcomes after a violent crime, and I’m going to continue fighting this Administration’s attempts to cut it.”

The funding is administered by the U.S. Department of Justice’s Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) and comes from fines and restitution paid by criminals convicted of federal crimes.

As a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Tester has continually worked to provide stable funding for these VOCA and Violence Against Women Act grants. This spring he urged Congress to fully fund both programs, and he helped secure $497.5 million for Violence Against Women Act programs in last year’s government funding deal.

The Montana Board of Crime Control helps administer funding for crime prevention and other services between federal, state, tribal, and local law enforcement agencies.

Office Contact Information

Senator Tester's Montana staff serves the state from offices in Billings, Bozeman, Butte, Great Falls, Helena, Kalispell, and Missoula. Please bring your concerns with federal agencies, academy nominations, and other situations to one of these Montana offices.

Billings

Judge Jameson Federal Building
2900 4th Ave N, Suite 201
Billings, MT 59101
Phone: (406) 252-0550
Fax: (406) 252-7768

Bozeman

Avant Courier Building
1 E Main Street, Suite 202
Bozeman, MT 59715
Phone: (406) 586-4450
Fax: (406) 586-7647

Butte

Silver Bow Center
125 W Granite, Suite 200
Butte, MT 59701
Phone: (406) 723-3277
Fax: (406) 782-4717

Great Falls

119 1st Avenue N, Suite 102
Great Falls, MT 59401
Phone: (406) 452-9585
Fax: (406) 452-9586

Helena

Capital One Center
208 N Montana Avenue, Suite 202
Helena, MT 59601
Phone: (406) 449-5401
Fax: (406) 449-5462

Kalispell

8 Third Street E
Kalispell, MT 59901
Phone: (406) 257-3360
Fax: (406) 257-3974

Missoula

130 W Front St.
Missoula, MT 59802
Phone: (406) 728-3003
Fax: (406) 728-2193

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