Missoula has felt the heat and light of national attention following a Justice Department anouncement of investigations into the handling of sexual assault allegations by the University  of Montana, the Missoula, Montana Police Department, and the Missoula County Attorney's Office.  For the next two weeks we'll go behind the headlines to try to better understand this issue from a variety of perspectives.

Today, we begin

with County Attorney Fred Van Valkenburg.  He talks about how his staff works to develop a level of trust with victims of sexual assault.  Listen here... 

What is the Justice Department's position on the investigation?  What do the Attorney General, Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division, and the US Attorney for the District of Montana have to say?  Find their comments and other background on the investigation at the DOJ website.