victims rights http://mtpr.org en Law enforcement isn’t the only help available for Montana crime victims http://mtpr.org/post/law-enforcement-isn-t-only-help-available-montana-crime-victims <p>Last year, 37,000 Montanans were the victims of crime, according to the state Board of Crime Control. 30 years ago, there were very few services for crime victims, but today every state has those services - everything from counseling to advocacy - and every state has a crime victims' compensation fund.<br />&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Next week is National Crime Victims' Rights Week, which has been held every year since 1981 to increase public awareness of victims' rights and services.</p><p></p> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 21:51:32 +0000 Sally Mauk 17044 at http://mtpr.org Law enforcement isn’t the only help available for Montana crime victims