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Crime Victim Rights
Tue April 1, 2014
Law enforcement isn’t the only help available for Montana crime victims
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.
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.
In this feature interview, News Director Sally Mauk talks with University of Montana campus assault prevention coordinator, Kimberly Campbell, and Erin Kautz of the Missoula city/county crime victim advocate office, about what they do to help victims cope with the trauma and aftermath of being victimized.