A Butte physician is being recognized by the Montana Department of Justice for her victim-advocacy work.
Dr. Jessie Salisbury, medical director of the Butte Child Evaluation Center, accepted the department’s Outstanding Crime Victim Advocate of the Year award before an audience of more than 40 medical, mental health, law enforcement and social work professionals who gathered Thursday afternoon at the organization’s headquarters in the Southwest Montana Community Health Center on Centennial Avenue in Butte.
“You’re only as good as your team members,” said Salisbury to her colleagues as she accepted the award. “I couldn’t do any of what I do without other people filling in. I’m a part of the team and teamwork is so hugely important.”
Salisbury, who is also a pediatrician at the Rocky Mountain Clinic in Butte, has served at the Butte Child Evaluation Center since the organization’s inception in 1998, said Molly Molloy, CEC director of behavioral health.
There, Molloy said, children are evaluated for abuse, neglect and drug endangerment, among other social and family issues, by a multidisciplinary team of professionals who perform forensic interviews and medical examinations.
Molloy added that the Butte CEC was the first accredited Child Advocacy Center in Montana and that Salisbury was instrumental in the accreditation process.
“This is a great day for honoring one of our best,” said Molloy, “We…