Montana Board of Crime Control

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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.

Program SpotlightCurrent Series

DPHHS: Legal Services Developer Program

Victims' Rights 101

  • March 28, 2023
  • Jain Walsh | Crime Victim Attorney, Montana Legal Services Association

Previous Series

Overview of the Juvenile Justice System

Juvenile Justice Detention Centers: What We Do and Why

No Educational Power Hour (State Holiday)

  • November 8, 2022

Restorative Practices for Youth

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.)

Youth Victims and Opportunities for Restorative Justice

Mentoring: The Benefits of Beginning Mentoring Early

Mentoring in the Digital Age

Wildly Effective Residential Treatment

Working Session

  • December 27, 2022

No Educational Power Hour

  • January 3, 2023
  • Happy New Year!

Working Session

  • January 17, 2023
  • What other trainings would you like to see? What processes would we benefit from understanding in our work with youth, victims, families, and justice involved individuals?
  • Dissect information regarding the Forensic Science Division and determine if there's more we'd all like to know! 

Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Juvenile Justice

Juvenile Probation 101

Juvenile Justice | Chippewa Cree Children's Tribal Court

Juvenile Justice | School Resource Officer Project

Juvenile Justice | 5C's - Supporting Female Justice-Involved Youth

Montana Forensic Science Division

Q&A with Lewis and Clark County Child Advocacy Center

MBCC's State Victim Liaison

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