Sexual Assault

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25 Things to Know Before You Go to Court

By: Montana Legal Services Association (MLSA)

Learn how to make an objection, call and question witnesses, introduce exhibits and evidence, and more tips for representing yourself in court.

3 Steps to Take After Sexual Assault

By: RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network)

Learn what you can do after a sexual assault, including a hotline to help walk you through the process of getting help at your own pace.

Address Confidentiality Program

By: Montana Department of Justice (DOJ)

Learn how to keep your address safe from an abuser. This site includes general information about the Address Confidentiality Program, checklist, and application.

Forensic Rape Examination Payment Program

By: Montana Department of Justice

The Forensic Rape Examination Payment Program can help rape victims pay for the necessary medical exam. Find answers to frequently asked questions about the program. Download a Reimbursement Claim Form for the medical exam.

The Hope Card

By: Montana Department of Justice (DOJ)

The Hope Card allows someone who has been granted an Order of Protection in one jurisdiction to easily prove it in another jurisdiction. Hope Cards are wallet-sized and compact and are intended as a more convenient way for people who have permanent Orders of Protection to keep relevant information about their orders with them at all times.

What is a Sexual Assault Forensic Exam?

By: RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network)

You may choose to have a sexual assault forensic exam, sometimes known as a “rape kit,” to preserve possible DNA evidence and receive important medical care. Learn what you can do to prepare, how long it takes, and why you should consider getting a sexual assault forensic exam.

Common Questions

It’s hard to know what to do, how to feel, or what your options are after a sexual assault. Please know that you’re not alone. If you are in immediate danger or seriously injured, call 911. The Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN) lists some things you can keep in mind.