For Service Providers - MT VLAN Information
Authored By: Montana Legal Services Association (MLSA)
Join Montana's Network to Help Crime Victims
Community organizations working together to help crime victims in Montana access the legal information and assistance they need.
What is MT VLAN?
A 2012 U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) Strategic Planning Initiative Vision 21 Report strongly indicated a critical need for comprehensive, holistic, no-cost legal services for crime victims.
As a result, Montana is one of ten demonstration sites across the country funded by OVC to create wraparound legal assistance networks. The National Crime Victim Law Institute (NCVLI) provides technical assistance, training, and facilitates conversations among the Networks.
Montana Legal Services Association and the Montana Board of Crime Control are working together to improve access to comprehensive, coordinated civil legal
services for crime victims statewide, with the University of Montana’s Criminology Research Group (CRG) providing ongoing evaluation.
Improving Referrals and Increasing Access to Services:
MLSA and Network Partners will work together to improve referrals for clients among agencies, and increase the capacity to provide services.
Legal Resources, Materials, Technical Assistance and Cross Training:
MLSA will create and distribute legal resources to help crime victims and service providers alike, provide technical assistance to advocates, and facilitate cross-training among service providers who work with crime victims.
MT VLAN Project Coordinator
Montana Legal Services Association
This document was produced by Montana Legal Services Association under Grant No. 2014-XV-BX-K011 awarded by the Office for Victims of Crime, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this product are those of the contributors and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.