The Department of Justice(DOJ) announced today the creation of the new Children’s Justice Center. The center combines six DOJ programs and two statewide partnerships under one umbrella to help provide better care for children and better prosecution of child abusers. Attorney General Steve Bullock says that “The center was born out of two goals. We wanted to make sure that anyone who hurts a child is investigated, arrested, prosecuted and convicted. And we wanted to do more to help Montana’s youngest victims.”

Bullock goes into detail about the way the new center works and the problems it was designed to correct in his interview with KGVO news.

The Children’s Justice Center is composed of these 6 DOJ programs: Sexual Predator Enforcement Unit; Sexual or Violent Offender Registry (SVOR); SVOR Compliance Unit; Montana Child Sexual Abuse Response Teams (MCSART); Child Protection Attorneys; and Child Abduction Response Team (CART). The statewide partnerships are with the Montana Drug Endangered Children Alliance (DEC) and the Montana Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICAC).