Three Rivers Defense in the News

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A Fighting Chance, Three Forks self-defense classes teach protection, safety for women” is the title of a recent article by Jodi Hausen in the Bozeman Daily Chronicle. Check out “A Fighting Chance”  Read more…

Sexual Assault Awareness Month


April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Three Rivers Defense is committed to combat sexual violence through personal safety education and self-defense training. Ask about our Special Discount for April sexual assault and rape prevention courses.  Read more…

Sexual Assault and Rape – Basic Montana Definitions

Some Information on Montana sex crimes

This isn’t a philosophical meditation; it’s more of a crash course on sex crimes.  Read more…

Self Defense and Personal Safety Training

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This spring, Three Rivers Defense offers several Personal Safety/Self-Defense training options, including Women’s only courses, at our Bozeman and Three Forks, Montana, locations or at our clients’ locations. Registration for the March courses  is now closed.  If you are interested in the April or May course, please contact us.  Read more…

More on Stalking


Stalking is a course of conduct directed at a specific person that would cause a reasonable person substantial emotional distress or fear of  harm.

Stalking is pervasive, destructive, dangerous, and potentially lethal.

3.4 million people are stalked each year in the United States.

Stalking is a crime in all 50 states of the United States. Do you know your state’s stalking laws?

Visit for more info.

For Montana, see Montana stalking law

January is Stalking Awareness Month

January is National Stalking Awareness Month, a time to focus on a crime that affects 3.4 million victims a year.1 This year’s theme-“Stalking: Know It. Name It. Stop It.- challenges the nation to fight this dangerous crime by learning more about it. Read more…

Nearly 1 in 5 women raped in their lifetime

The CDC recently released the 2010 Findings of its National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey. Read more…

FBI Proposes Change to Rape Definition

An FBI Advisory Board recently proposed to change its outdated 1929 definition of rape.

See the story in the Huffington Post.



Don’t Just say “No” to Violence – Take Action

Asking people to “Just Say No” can be an excuse for not doing any more than trumpeting a tired slogan. Without more, it’s a meaningless phrase – an excuse, not to take action.

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Verbal Abuse

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A lot of intimate partner violence starts with verbal attacks.  Abuse often begins with verbal coercion, abuse, or threats. Abusers also often restrict their partners’ ability to communicate with others. Read more…