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Missoula City-County Health Department COVID-19 Information

Joint Information Center: Community COVID-19 Information and Resources

Rule requiring masks or face coverings in Missoula County

Missoula County phones: Missoula County continues to experience a high volume of calls. You may get a busy signal or experience long hold times when you call. Staff are working on solutions to decrease wait times. You may be able to find what you need at www.missoulacounty.us/directory/help. Thank you for your patience.

 

Due to COVID-19; the CVA office is currently closed to the public. While we are not on site we can still be reached by phone or email.

 Thank you for your understanding during this time.

  

Support. Safety. Hope. 

PLEASE NOTE: If you believe someone could access your email account, please message from a secure email account and please delete your sent email to our program. If someone has access to your browser history, please consider deleting your browser history or using a public computer. If you are able, please call our office or the YWCA crisis line (800) 483-7858 directly; they are the most effective and safest ways to get the help you need. If email is the safest way for you to contact us please tell us that. Please also let us know if it is safe for us to email you back.

Advocate Services

The CVA program provides free and confidential assistance to victims of relationship violence, sexual assault, and stalking by offering advocacy and resource information in civil and criminal matters. For more information, check out our brochure.

  • Listen and advocate on behalf of the victim.
  • Offer confidential services.
  • Provide crisis counseling, emotional support and guidance.
  • Explain how the court process works.
  • Find out what is happening in victim's court case.
  • Assist with application for an Order of Protection if a victim of physical or sexual assault and/or stalking.
  • Help prepare for an Order of Protection hearing.
  • Talk to victims about the Crime Victim Compensation Fund.
  • Inform victim about community services.
  • Provide a safe place to discuss court matters.
  • Help victim request restitution for losses, damages and medical costs.

Victims do not have to visit the Crime Victim Advocate office to apply for an Order of Protection.  Go to the Order of Protection Forms and Checklist page.

Criminal Advocates

  • Keep victims apprised of ongoing court cases.
  • Help clients request restitution for losses, damages, or medical expenses.
  • Explain how the court process works.
  • Crisis counseling and emotional support.

Civil Advocates

  • Assist victims when filling out an Order of Protection.
  • Attend victim Order of Protection hearing.
  • Make appropriate referrals.
  • Crisis counseling and emotional support.

Restitution Advocates

  • Assist with the restitution process for property crimes.
  • Provides information regarding the court process.
  • Make appropriate referrals.

For more information on services, resources, and more about the program download the CVA brochure.  

All are welcome here! Missoula City-County’s Crime Victim Advocate Program does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, language spoken, national origin, or age.

ES: El programa CVA en Missoula proporciona asistencia gratuita y confidencial a las víctimas de violencia de pareja, agresión sexual, acoso y delitos contra la propiedad al ofrecer información sobre recursos y defensa en asuntos civiles y criminales.

Todos son bienvenidos, independientemente del idioma, raza, religión, sexo, orientación sexual, o identidad de género. ¡El CVA es un servicio confidencial y seguro! 

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