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.
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Children's Alliance of Montana Board Members
Glen Fulton, Chair, Retired Law Enforcement -- Flathead County Sheriff's Office
Brett Linnweber, Vice Chair, Park County Attorney
Devin Kuntz, Secretary, Flathead County Children's Advocacy Center
Michelle Miller, Immediate Past-President,
LCPC LCSW – Director of Behavioral Health, Butte
Community Health Center and Director, Butte Child Evaluation Center
Tara Harris, Deputy County Attorney, Lewis and Clark County
Paula Samms, Director, Lewis and Clark County CAC
Mary Pat Hansen, Director, First STEP Resource Center
Valerie Widmer, Executive Director of Emma’s House CAC
Georgette Hogan Boggio, Big Horn County Attorney
Coleen Magera, Retired Sanders County Attorney
Children's Alliance of Montana Advisory Council
Theresa Diekhans – Assistant Attorney General, Child Protection Unit
Dr. Earl Sutherland – Crow Agency CARE Center Director
Dana Toole LCSW – Montana Child Sexual Abuse Response Teams