Crime Victims

Local Victim Witness Advocate

You may contact the Seventh Judicial District Victim Witness Advocate:

  • Nicki Bell, Victim & Witness Advocate
  • 1201 West Holly, Suite 8
    Sidney, MT 59270
  • Phone: (406) 433-6958


The Criminal Justice System and You: An Informational Guide for Victims of Crime, produced by Montana Attorney General's Office, Office of Victim Services, Revised November 2006. This 24-page booklet covers the following topics:

  • Your Rights
  • Victim Responsibilities
  • Montana Criminal Justice System
  • Order of Protection
  • V.I.N.E. (Victim Information and Notification Everyday)
  • Crime Victim Compensation (CVC)
  • Victim Services Programs
  • Victim Services Statewide

The Victim Witness Office has printed copies of this publication. You may stop by the office for a printed copy.

Laws on Treatment of Victims and Witnesses

Title 46, Chapter 24 of the Montana Code governs the treatment of victims and witnesses in criminal cases.

State and Federal Victim Services Offices

  • Office of Victim Services (Montana Department of Justice)
  • Office for Victims of Crime (U. S. Department of Justice)
  • FREE (Find Rescue Embrace Empower) Human Trafficking resources/services (406)529-6914
  • 4her North Dakota - Response and Intervention to End Human Trafficking (406) 844-0377 - National Hotline 888-373-7888

Other National Resources