Montana Code Annotated 2021



Part 2. Assault and Related Offenses

Offender Intervention Counseling Referral

45-5-232. Offender intervention counseling referral. (1) The court shall notify the offender intervention program of the court's sentence and the court's judgment ordering the offender to complete a preliminary assessment and all recommended counseling, referrals, and attendance at psychoeducational groups, as well as other recommended treatment, including chemical dependency treatment.

(2) A copy of the investigative criminal justice report related to the offense charged must be sent to the offender intervention program to assist counselors in completing the offender's assessment, counseling, referrals, and psychoeducational group counseling. Before the report is sent, information in the report that relates to the victim's location or does not relate to the charged offense must be deleted.

(3) The referral of the offender's investigative report to the offender intervention program does not violate the confidentiality provisions under Title 44, chapter 5. The court shall adopt and the offender intervention program must include confidentiality procedures to protect the privacy rights of the victim and offender.

History: En. Sec. 2, Ch. 503, L. 2001.