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Victim Info

Hotline/Crisis: 406-638-2554

Victim Assistance/Domestic Violence: 1-800-655-7867

Victims’ Compensation: 1-800-498-6455

Crime Victims Compensation and Restitution

    This unit provides direct services to victims of crime and processes claims for compensation for innocent victims who have been injured or killed as a result of a crime. The unit can pay for medical expenses, lost wages and/or the costs of funerals.

    For more information, please contact:

    Dara Smith (406) 444-6678

    Lynette Lavin (406) 444-4280

    Jan Hotz (406) 444-3653

    Restitution Program

    If compensation benefits are paid on behalf of a victim, the Restitution Program attempts to recover the restitution owed by a defendant. The Restitution Program also collects reimbursement through subrogation. Subrogation occurs when a victim pursues redress through a civil action against the offender or other collateral source.

    For more information, please contact:

    Kathy Matson (406) 444-2649