News & Updates

News & Updates

Oct 30, 2018

Pabst Receives Award

October 26, 2018 MISSOULA, MONTANA Missoula County Attorney Kirsten Pabst has received the highest award from the United State Forest Service Law Enforcement & Investigations program for her longstanding cooperation with the agency and dedication to protecting people, property and natural resources of Northern Region. Agent Tyler Robinson congratulated Pabst and said, “The award pr Read more...

Oct 8, 2018

10 Ways that Missoula County, Montana is Crushing Criminal Justice Reform

Some jurisdictions around the nation are beginning to take steps to improve the criminal justice process. Missoula, Montana has become a leader in implementing cutting-edge new programs designed to serve victims, reduce recidivism, and protect the community. Missoula is way ahead of the criminal justice curve and here’s why it matters. Mass incarceration isn’t working and it is very, very e Read more...

Mar 9, 2018

How One Attorney Is Changing Sexual Assault Prosecution

Someone is sexually assaulted every 98 seconds in America. This appalling truth is made worse by the fact that the statistic is based on known sexual assaults. Due to the secretive nature of the crime, many victims are afraid to come forward. Montana's finest chief elected prosecutor and Missoula County Attorney Kirsten Pabst has been working tirelessly to cultivate a groundbreaking special vic Read more...

About Kirsten Pabst’s Award-Winning Programs

As Missoula County Attorney, Kirsten Pabst has demonstrated her dedication to the people of Montana and this vibrant region. With her commitment to justice and safety, Pabst has been named Criminal Justice Professional of the Year and received two national achievement awards for her work. Part of this work has been developing several award-winning programs. These impressive initiatives demonstrate Read more...

Dec 20, 2017

Meet Kirsten Pabst: Your Missoula County Attorney

Missoula County Attorney Kirsten Pabst recently announced her re-election bid. After proudly serving this region, she will be striving to join the Missoula community for a second term. In Montana, county attorneys serve for four years, and if elected in 2018, Pabst will continue her commitment to this county's safety and well being.   About Kirsten Pabst: The Attorney Missoula County Tru Read more...

Nov 16, 2017

Attorneys argue over Missoula homicide suspects’ access to legal research

“Nobody is arguing that [jail]’s a luxury vacation,” Pabst said, in response to the defense's argument that maximum security can be a harsh environment.  Read more... Read more...

Nov 8, 2017

Missoula County Attorney Pabst announces re-election bid

Missoula County Attorney Kirsten Pabst has officially announced that she will seek a second term in the 2018 election, saying she wants to continue to work on the gains her office has made and keep pushing for more effective ways to both prosecute crimes and save taxpayers money.  Read more... Read more...

Oct 18, 2017

Building Bridges with our Law Enforcement Partners

On June 10, just a week after Kirsten Pabst won the Democratic nomination for Missoula County Attorney and, absent a Republican challenger in the general election, the office, she heard some big news. Outgoing County Attorney Fred Van Valkenburg had signed an agreement with Montana Attorney General Tim Fox to end a two-year U.S. Department of Justice investigation into the attorney's office over i Read more...

Oct 18, 2017

Missoula County Attorney’s Office shares important report

Huckleberries to Missoula County Attorney Kirsten Pabst for following up her first year in office with a report of her office’s activities in 2015. The first annual report describes important changes made within the Missoula County Attorney’s Office, including major structural changes and the establishment of a special victims unit with 6.5 full-time employees. It also highlights notable Read more...

Missoula County Attorney Receives Positive Report Card from Justice Department

It’s a new day at the Missoula County Attorney’s office when it comes to dealing with the U.S. Justice Department and the State Attorney General regarding sexual assault investigations. After only three weeks in office, Kirsten Pabst said the first report card released on Tuesday was full of superlatives for her office. Read More: Missoula County Attorney Receives Positive Report Card Read more...