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Montana Children's Justice Conference -- January 20-21, 2016 -- Bucks T-4 Resort in Big Sky, Montana

The Children's Alliance of Montana and the MCSART Program of the Children's Justice Bureau of the Montana Department of Justice are pleased to announce the Montana Children's Justice Conference. The conference will be held on January 20-21, 2016 in Big Sky, Montana at the Bucks T-4 Resort. Click the link below for more information, the agenda and the registration form. Please email your registration to director@childrensalliancemt.org. Please call Brenda George, Executive Director of the Children's Alliance of Montana with any questions. We hope to see you in Big Sky in January!

Children's Justice 2015 Registration

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Children’s Alliance of Montana

                 Strengthening teams and Children’s Advocacy Centers by empowering professionals to hold offenders accountable and to help children heal.

VISION 

 Let no child in Montana face the trauma of child abuse alone.

Let every abused child in Montana have the chance to heal.

MISSION

 That every child in Montana has access to a Children’s Advocacy Center and the expertise of professionals on a Multidisciplinary Team.

Provide support, training and technical assistance to professionals working on Multidisciplinary Teams and in Children’s Advocacy Centers to strengthen their response to child abuse and promote healing for victims and their families. 

 The Children’s Alliance of Montana is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide support, training and technical assistance to Children’s Advocacy Center’s and Multi-Disciplinary Teams across the State of Montana so that every child victim of abuse and his/her non-offending caregiver(s) has access to the services of a Children’s Advocacy Center and the expertise of a Multi-Disciplinary Team.

Children’s Advocacy Center’s and Multi-Disciplinary teams allow for centralized services to children who have been the victims of/or witnesses to crimes.  Collaboration between law enforcement, child protective services, prosecutors, medical providers, mental health counselors, and victim’s advocates are essential to meet the needs of the children and families who have been affected by crimes.

Nationwide, 1 in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys are sexually abused prior to their 18th birthdays.  The Children’s Alliance of Montana is there to provide support for those who protect these children, and to minimize the trauma of the investigative process.  Through training and services to local agencies, the Children’s Alliance of Montana has helped thousands of children and families whose lives have been impacted by sexual and physical abuse.

For more information, please contact us:

Brenda George -- Executive Director --Email:   director@childrensalliancemt.org --   Phone:  406-672-2136

Children's Alliance of Montana Board Members

Brett Linneweber, Chair, Senior Deputy Yellowstone County Attorney

Coleen Magera, Vice Chair, Retired Sanders County Attorney

Devin Kuntz, Secretary, Flathead County Children's Advocacy Center --  a program of the Flathead County Sheriff's Office

Glen Fulton, Immediate Past-President, Retired Flathead County Sheriff's Office

Tara Harris, Senior Trial Attorney, Adaptive Law Firm, PLLC, Former Deputy Lewis and Clark County Attorney

Paula Samms, Director, Lewis and Clark County CAC -- a program of A.W.A.R.E., Inc.

Mary Pat Hansen, Director, First STEP Resource Center -- a program of First Step Resource Center

Valerie Widmer, Executive Director of Emma’s House, Bitterroot Valley CAC

Molly Molloy, Director, Butte Child Evaluation Center, a program of Southwest Montana Community Health Center

Coralee Hicks, Director, Tri-County Victim Witness Program

Eric Barnosky, Regional Administrator, Department of Public Health and Human Services, Eastern Region

Michelle Miller, PhD, LCPC, LCSW

Lynelle Amen, Coordinator, Yellowstone Valley CAC a program of the Center for Children and Families

Dr. Earl Sutherland – Medical Director, Big Horn Valley Health Center

Children's Alliance of Montana Advisory Council 

Dana Toole LCSW – Bureau Chief, Children's Justice Bureau, Montana Department of Justice