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Sex Offender Management Board Resources


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SOMB Provider Data Management System (PDMS)

Background: House Bill 16-1345 requires the SOMB to collect data from the evaluators, treatment providers, and polygraph examiners who provide services to adults convicted and juveniles adjudicated for a sex offense. Each provider is required to submit service information about the treatment to the SOMB Provider Data Management System at the time of service completion, regardless of the outcome of each service. 

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SOMB PDMS Analysis Request (Question Suggested) Jotform

Data Collection Manuals
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Domestic Violence Offender Management Board Resources


For Crime Victims and Domestic Violence Organizations

Violence Free Colorado 720-728-8368

National Domestic Violence Hotline (24/7 local domestic violence service referrals) 1-800-799-7233 TTY 1-800-787-3224

Ending Violence Against Women International 1-509-684-9800

Colorado Organization for Victim Assistance 1-800-261-2682

Colorado Coalition Against Sexual Assault 303-839-9999

RAINN Hotline (24/7 local sexual assault resources) 1-800-656-4673

National Center for Victims of Crime 1-202-467-8700

Domestic Violence Offender Management Board 303-239-4442

DOVE Email VP 303-831-7932

What is Domestic Violence Offender Treatment?

The purpose of offender treatment is to increase victim and community safety by reducing the offender’s risk of future abuse.

What happens in Domestic Violence Offender Treatment?

This process includes a review of police reports, criminal history, substance abuse and mental health screening, and any other information pertaining to the offender and prior abusive incidents.

Domestic violence offender treatment differs from traditional psychotherapy. When someone is placed in treatment, it is based on their risk which is determined through the evaluation process. The level of treatment determines the frequency and intensity. Team decision-making is used to determine their treatment goals, progress, and readiness for discharge from the program. The team consists, at a minimum, of the treatment provider, the supervising officer, and the treatment victim advocate. Others might also be involved, depending on the risk.

Many do not understand that abuse is not just physical violence, but also emotional and verbal assaults, destruction of property, stalking, child and animal abuse, and other behaviors that can terrify victims, their families, friends, and co-workers.

Attitudes and Beliefs:
Offenders often feel entitled to their abusive behavior, and/or blame their partner for the abuse. Treatment challenges these attitudes and beliefs.

Offenders are required to actively participate in treatment.

What is a Treatment Victim Advocate (TVA)?

Treatment victim advocates (TVAs) typically work for or contract with offender treatment providers. They attempt to contact victims of the offenders who are in treatment, to provide information, support, and resources. TVAs have a duty to maintain confidentiality and are mandatory reporters of known or suspected child abuse and abuse of elders and at-risk adults.


  • Serve as a bridge between victims and MTTs, participate in case problem-solving, and educate MTTs on trauma-informed considerations for victims
  • Represent victim experiences and perspectives, whether or not a victim has been contacted, and whether or not a victim chooses to share information with an MTT
  • Contact victims and discuss safe modes of communication, offer a general overview of the DV offender treatment process, offer general information about DV (such as warning signs and risks), discuss safety issues, and offer resources and referrals as needed
  • Explain confidentiality and the limitations, which includes mandatory reporting requirements, as well as victim choices and impacts about sharing information with the treatment provider and/or the entire MTT
  • May share information with victims about offender attendance/absences, progress in treatment and with treatment goals, changes in risk, and discharge planning
  • Use discretion regarding sharing information when a co-defendant and/or identified victim is actually the abusive partner

What Should I Expect While They Are in the Offender Treatment Program?

A Treatment Victim Advocate (TVA) from the program will attempt to contact you. You can choose your level of participation and/or decide not to participate. 

Your safety is the first priority. Information you provide will be kept private unless you consent to allow the Treatment Victim Advocate to share it.

The TVA from the program can provide you with safety planning, resources, and information on the types of things that can occur in offender treatment. Some examples include:

  • Date and time of the treatment group
  • Absences
  • Basic treatment requirements
  • Notifying you prior to treatment discharge
What if the Treatment Victim Advocate from the Program has NOT Contacted Me?

If you wish to contact the TVA, you can contact:

Will the Offender Change Because of Treatment?

Domestic violence behavior is criminal behavior that is dangerous.

Offenders are capable of change. Responsibility for change rests with the offender. The degree of personal change ultimately rests with the person who caused the harm.

Treatment can only be effective if they want to change. Treatment provides them the opportunity for personal change.

There are no specified times for the length of treatment, it is based on their risk and participation in treatment. During treatment, they will be assessed for other services (substance use, mental health, etc.).

Couples counseling and family counseling is not allowed until they complete treatment.

TVA Video

Please visit the Victim Advocate Online Trainings page for more information. 

Understanding DV Offender Treatment Victim Advocacy video: