Domestic Violence Unit

Assistance to Victims of Misdemeanor Violent Crimes 
(Prosecuted in Billings Municipal Court)

The Domestic Violence Unit is comprised of a designated prosecutor who prosecutes misdemeanor partner or family member, sexual assault, stalking and related cases in Billings Municipal Court and two victim witness specialists who provide direct services to victims of violent crime. The DV Unit consists of:
  • Deputy City Attorney - Benjamin Halverson
  • Victim Witness Program Director - Karen Benner
  • Victim Witness Specialist - Charlee Marsh


  • National Domestic Violence Hotline
    • 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)
    • 1-800-787-3224 (TTY)
  •   Teen Dating Violence Hotllne (
    • 1-866-331-9474
    • 1-866-331-8453 (TTY)
    • Text HELP to 22522
  •   YWCA Billings Gateway Shelter Domestic Violence / Sexual Assault Hotline
    • 1-406-245-4472