Montana Code Annotated 2021



Part 2. Services to Victim, Witness

Services To Victims Of Crime

46-24-201. Services to victims of crime. (1) Law enforcement personnel shall ensure that a victim of a crime receives emergency social and medical services as soon as possible and that the victim is given written notice, in the form supplied by the attorney general, of the following:

(a) the availability of crime victim compensation;

(b) access by the victim and the defendant to information about the case, including the right to receive documents under 46-24-106;

(c) the role of the victim in the criminal justice process, including what the victim can expect from the system, as well as what the system expects from the victim, and including the right to be accompanied during interviews as provided in 46-24-106; and

(d) stages in the criminal justice process of significance to a crime victim and the manner in which information about the stages may be obtained.

(2) In addition to the information supplied under subsection (1), law enforcement personnel shall provide the victim with written information on community-based victim treatment programs, including medical, housing, counseling, and emergency services available in the community.

(3) As soon as possible, law enforcement personnel shall give to the victim the following information:

(a) the name, office address, and telephone number of a law enforcement officer assigned to investigate the case; and

(b) the prosecuting attorney's name, office address, and telephone number.

History: En. Sec. 2, Ch. 554, L. 1985; amd. Sec. 31, Ch. 125, L. 1995; amd. Sec. 2, Ch. 424, L. 2007.