If you are visiting this page, it is likely that you or someone you know is a victim of crime. We know crime has a tremendous ripple effect with victims, the victim’s family and friends, and the community as a whole. Because we believe that victims and their families should be supported once a court process is over, Montana Department of Corrections Victim Services is here to help you navigate the corrections system. We cannot change what has occurred, but we hope to provide resources to make the journey ahead more understandable and supportive. We acknowledge that most victims feel confused, angry and overwhelmed by the criminal justice system. We’re here to help.
The goal of Montana Department of Corrections (DOC) Victim Services is to help survivors and their families understand the processes that occur in corrections to help reduce revictimization during this portion of the criminal justice system. We are here to provide you with information regarding healing opportunities, notification options, and for input throughout the time frame your offender is under DOC supervision. We invite you to explore our Victim Services pages. Here, you will find information about services we can provide, victim services personnel and links to other victim service agencies and referral services around the state and nation.
Maintaining safe communities is a primary goal of the Montana Department of Corrections. Throughout your continued involvement with the Victim Services program, please allow us to help you in making your voice heard.
Please take a moment to view our Montana Department of Corrections Victim Services program newsletter.
How to contact us
Our victim programs office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday except state and federal holidays.
It is our practice to return calls and emails within 48 business hours. Please leave a voicemail or detailed email to include your name, number and any pertinent information you can provide. If you are calling/emailing after business hours, on a weekend, or on a holiday, your call/email will be returned within 48 hours of the next business day.
If you are a victim of domestic or sexual violence who is experiencing a crisis and would like to speak immediately to a community-based advocate, you may call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233 or the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-4673. Please note that community-based advocates do not have access to information regarding incarcerated offenders. An advocate can assist you with general safety planning and provide referral to other community-based resources.
Facility Victim Information Officers
- Montana State Prison in Deer Lodge (information on all male offenders including those housed at Crossroads Correctional Center in Shelby, Great Falls Regional Prison, and Dawson County Correctional Facility in Glendive) – (406) 846-1320 ext. 2201
- Montana Women’s Prison (information on all female offenders) – (406) 247-5102
- The Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA)
- PREA was enacted to address the detection, prevention, reduction and prosecution of sexual abuse or sexual harassment in all correctional facilities in the nation.