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The Mental Disabilities Board of Visitors operates a full-time office in Helena and a full-time legal office at Montana State Hospital.

Helena Staff

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 200804, Helena, MT 59620-0804
Office Location: 1205 8th Avenue, Helena, MT 59620 (Map)
Toll-free: 800-332-2272

  • Manage and administer the Mental Disabilities Board of Visitors activities
  • Advocate for the rights of persons with developmental disabilities at Montana Developmental Center
  • Advocate for the rights of persons with mental illnesses receiving services from mental health facilities
  • Respond to consumer requests for assistance
  • Investigate allegations of consumer abuse and neglect
  • Participate in public mental health and developmental disability service system stakeholder activities

Executive Director - Vacant


Advocacy Specialist - Vacant


Montana State Hospital Staff

P.O. Box 177, Warm Springs, MT 59756-0177

  • Provide legal representation for patients in involuntary commitment proceedings
  • Represent patients' interests in grievances, involuntary medication reviews, and forensic reviews
  • Assure that patients' legal rights are protected

Craig Fitch - Attorney

cfitch@mt.gov 406-693-7037

  • Craig has been with the Mental Disabilities Board of Visitors since October 15, 2002 and has:
    • 15 years experience working in the mental health field as an attorney for Montana State Hospital patients
    • Peace Corps volunteer in the Philippines from 1994 - 1997
    • 2001 graduate of the University of Montana School of Law

LuWanna Johnson - Paralegal / Advocate

lujohnson@mt.gov 406-693-7035

  • LuWanna has been with the Mental Disabilities Board of Visitors since October 17, 2006 and has:
    • 11years experience working in the mental health field as an advocate for Montana State Hospital patients