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National Crime Victims' Rights Week

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It's the 30th anniversary of National Crime Victims' Rights Week, which highlights the programs for victims of crime and the challenges of getting them the help they need.

In Billings an officer is dedicated to investigating misdemeanor domestic assaults. These cases are investigated by the officer first called to the scene and then sent to the county attorney's office.

If there's a need to follow up on the investigation, Katie Nash gets a call. She says, besides doing follow-up interviews, she talks to victims about a number of domestic violence topics, including the cycle of abuse.

She says, "It's just hard to believe the person that you're dating or the person you married could do that, and so there's always the tendency to...one more chance, one more chance, one more chance, and again as the relationship continues, the abuse will continue."

Nash completed around 400 investigations last year.

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