In 2000, the Colorado General Assembly passed legislation that created a Domestic Violence Offender Management Board to develop standards and guidelines for the assessment, evaluation, treatment and behavioral monitoring of domestic violence offenders.
The Legislative Declaration for the Domestic Violence Offender Management Board (DVOMB) states:
“The general assembly hereby declares that the consistent and comprehensive evaluation, treatment, and continued monitoring of domestic violence offenders who have been convicted of, pled guilty to, or received a deferred judgment or prosecution for any crime the underlying factual basis of which includes an act of domestic violence as defined in section 18-6-800.3 (1), C.R.S., and who are subject to the supervision of the criminal justice system is necessary in order to work toward the elimination of recidivism by such offenders. Therefore, the general assembly hereby creates a program that standardizes the evaluation, treatment, and continued monitoring of domestic violence offenders at each stage of the criminal justice system so that such offenders will be less likely to offend again and the protection of victims and potential victims will be enhanced..” (§16-11.8-101, C.R.S.)
The Board reviews, develops and revises the standards and guidelines using a comprehensive, transparent public process.