Resources for Victims of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
Victim Options in the Campus Environment
The VOICE Center emphasizes empowerment of the survivor and peer-based services provided
by trained Advocates. VOICE Center Advocates can talk to you, either on the phone
or in person, about your relationship and concerns you may have; reporting options;
temporary orders of protection; support groups; counseling, and medical resources
available to you. They can also accompany or assist survivors in accessing medical,
legal, or other services. Services are free & confidential. You may choose to be anonymous
if you wish.
Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination prohibited by the Mink Equal Opportunity in Education Act (Title IX). Sexual harassment is unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature. Any student, faculty or staff member with questions or concerns about sex discrimination or sexual harassment or who believes that he or she has been the victim of sex discrimination or sexual harassment may contact the MSU Title IX coordinator for assistance.
The Victim Services Center combines three programs to provide comprehensive services to victims in Gallatin County. Located in the Law and Justice Center, the center is a warm, caring environment where victims can be safe and receive the assistance needed. The center opened in October 2000 and is a joint effort of Gallatin County, the City of Bozeman, the private non-profit Network Against Sexual and Domestic Violence and the private, non-profit Gallatin County Guardian Ad Litem/CASA Program. Click here to visit the Victim Services Center Web Site.
MOSAIC is an error avoidance method, a computer-assisted method for conducting comprehensive assessments - in the same way that diagnosis is a method used by a doctor. An effective medical diagnosis results when a doctor knows which questions to ask, knows which tests will produce the most accurate answers, and then knows how to draw relevant conclusions from all the answers combined together.
Similarly, assessing whether a situation has the combination of factors that are associated with escalated risk and danger requires that you know what questions to ask, and then know how to consider all your answers in a way that enhances insight. The MOSAIC method works by breaking a situation down factor-by-factor, like pieces of a puzzle, and then seeing what picture emerges when you put them together.
MOSAIC helps the assessor weigh the present situation in light of expert opinion and research, and instantly compare the present situation to past cases where the outcomes are known. MOSAIC offers free domestic violence assessments.