Montana Board of Crime Control

Educational Power Hour

The Montana Board of Crime Control has taken over facilitating the Educational Power Hour initially hosted by the Montana Department of Corrections Victims Services. The Educational Power Hour will take place every Tuesday at 9:30-10:30 AM via Zoom.

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The Educational Power Hour will be segmented into multiple series, such as Strangulation Response and Abuse in Later Life. Each series spans approximately four to six weeks. Each week, a speaker representing a different discipline (i.e. law enforcement, local advocacy, legal, medical, etc.) will share their expertise and/or experience pertaining to the topic.

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Following each session, a recording of the presentation will be linked below.

Juvenile Justice SystemCurrent Series

Overview of the Juvenile Justice System

  • October 25, 2022
  • Rachel Gemar, Juvenile Justice Specialist, MBCC

Juvenile Justice Detention Centers: What We Do and Why

  • November 1, 2022
  • Val Weber, Director, Ted Lechner Juvenile Detention Center, Billings, Montana

No Educational Power Hour (State Holiday)

  • November 8, 2022

Restorative Practices for Youth

  • November 15, 2022
  • Catherine Gunderson, Director, Center for Restorative Youth Justice, Kalispell, Montana

Working Session

  • November 22, 2022 (Thanksgiving Week)
  • We want to hear what concerns you have about youth in your community and the needs that would help address these concerns (i.e. funding, advocacy, etc.)

Wildly Effective Residential Treatment

  • November 29, 2022
  • Brie Shulman, Everything Director, Inner Roads, Inc.

Mentoring: The Benefits of Beginning Mentoring Early

  • December 6, 2022
  • Stacy Houge, Director, Friends of the Children

Mentoring in the Digital Age

  • December 13, 2022
  • Zariah Tolman, Director and Founder, Positivity Outward

To Be Determined

  • December 20, 2022

To Be Determined

  • December 27, 2022

Previous Series

Survivor Spotlight: The System Through A Survivor's Eyes

Survivor Spotlight: Healing Through Speaking Your Truth

Survivor Spotlight: Waiting for Justice

Survivor Spotlight: Fighting Injustices

  • September 27, 2022
  • Sharon Wilson

Survivor Spotlight: A Victim's Network

Trauma-Informed Practices in Victim Services

Human Trafficking Recognition

A Walk Through the Criminal Justice System Part 1

A Walk Through the Criminal Justice System Part 2

Advocate Privilege in Montana

Empty Place at the Table

Law Enforcement

Local Advocacy

Attorney's Office

Board of Pardons and Parole



  • Cat Otway, RN, SANE-A, SANE-P, First Step Resource Center at Providence Health & Services in Missoula, Montana
  • Watch Presentation (51:16)

Community Supervision

  • Heather Moore and Cory Purves, Montana Department of Corrections Probation & Parole
  • Monica Huffman, Montana Department of Corrections Victim Services
  • Watch Presentation (1:07:39)

Fatality Review

Intro to Abuse in Later Life

  • Gina Boesdorfer, Executive Director, the Friendship Center
  • Angie Barron, Abuse in Later Life Advocate, YWCA Missoula
  • Victoria Green, Grant Coordinator of the Elder Justice Project, MBCC
  • Watch Presentation (1:03:50)

Adult Protective Services 101

Accessible Care

  • Angie Barron, Abuse in Later Life Advocate, YWCA Missoula
  • Patricia Tassie, Blind/Low Sight Program, Voc Rehab
  • Victoria Green, Grant Coordinator of the Elder Justice Project, MBCC
  • Watch Presentation (1:02:17)

Medicare Fraud Control Unit and Elder Justice Prosecution

  • Mike Fanning, Elder Justice Prosecutor, Attorney General's Office
  • John Kaleczyc, Medicare Fraud Control Unit, Division of Criminal Investigation
  • Watch Presentation (1:02:16)

Guardianships, Conservatorships