Montana gets 3 new assistant U.S. attorneys
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The U.S. attorney's office for the District of Montana has received funding for three new assistant U.S. attorney positions to prosecute crime on Indian reservations. In 2009, Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr., launched an initiative on public safety and victim services in tribal commu n i t i e s . T h e J u s t i c e Department received federal funding for Fiscal Year 2010 to increase the number of prosecutors for cases involving violent crime on Indian reservations. On Monday, Montana's office learned it was receiving funding to hire the three additional assistant U.S. attorneys. U.S. Attorney Michael Cotter said the allocation is another step in his office's efforts to support tribal justice systems, meet federal law enforcement responsibilities and address violence against Native American women and children.