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 other Tuesday at 9:30-10:30 AM via Zoom.

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Educational Power Hour will highlight the expertise and/or experience of criminal justice professionals and allied parterns in the state of Montana. 

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

Program SpotlightsCurrent Series

Program Spotlight: Montana Children's Alliance

Program Spotlight: Safe Harbor's Resource Roundtable

MBCC's Victim Services Map!

Program Spotlight: DPHHS Programming

Program Spotlight: Pine Hills Juvenile Detention Center

  • July 9, 2024
  • Steve Ray | Superintendent, Pine Hills, Department of Corrections

Previous Series

Crime Victim Compensation

Hope Card, Restitution, & Address Confidentiality

Sexual Assault Response Network (SARN) & FREPP

Survivor Perspective

Sexual Assault Kit Track System & SAKI

Military Sexual Assault Prevention and Response

Montana Missing Persons Program

Working Session

  • August 8, 2023

Evidence-Based Programming in Corrections

Electronic Device K9 Detection

Victim Offender Dialogues | Victim Services and Victim Experience

Courtroom Canine Companions

Native Children's Trauma Center

Introduction to HER Campaign

Introduction to Project STAND

Introduction to Missouri River Drug Task Force

Q&A Session | Erika Wimmer on Evidence-Based Programming in DOC

Introduction to Family Justice Centers | Billings Strategic Plan

Introduction to Gallatin County Domestic Violence Response Team

Introduction to Montana Board of Crime Control's Grant Management

DPHHS: Legal Services Developer Program

Victims' Rights 101 Part 1

Victims' Rights 101 Part 2

Community Corrections in Montana

Victim Services Q&A with Helena City Victim Services Specialist

 Workling Session

  • May 16, 2023

 Victim Services Across Montana

 Victims' Rights and Advocacy Privilege Q&A

 Forensic Science Division Q&A

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