Office for Victims Programs
The Office for Victims Programs (OVP) houses a number of programs to support victims of crime. The programs include grant funding for victim service agencies, support for local victim compensation and Victim Assistance and Law Enforcement (VALE) programs, victim rights compliance, supporting statewide anti-human trafficking efforts, and supporting statewide responses to sexual assault.
For general inquiries, please call 303-239-5719.
HB23-1108: Victim And Survivor Training For Judicial Personnel
The Taskforce meetings are ongoing
HB23-1108 created the Victim and Survivor Training for Judicial Personnel. Task Force and domestic relations working group members were appointed in July. The Task Force consists of members who have experience representing or working with victims and survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, or other violent crimes; or are members of the judicial community.
The Task Force is required to analyze current training provided to judicial personnel in Colorado and around the country on the topics of domestic violence, sexual assault, other violent crimes, and victim rights in order to determine best practices for training delivery and training requirements and to make a determination about what gaps may currently exist. The Task Force will submit a report with its findings and recommendations to the Colorado legislature by February 2024.
The Task Force had its first meeting on July 13th. Information regarding upcoming meetings, appointed Task Force Members, and meeting minutes can be found on the Victim And Survivor Training For Judicial Personnel Task Force web page under DCJ Boards & Commissions.
Crime Victim Services Advisory Board is seeking applications
The Crime Victim Services Advisory Board is seeking applications for several openings. New terms will begin on January 1, 2023. We are looking for a diverse group of applicants and will also take into consideration geographical representation on the Board.
The following positions are open:
- Community Member
- Ute Mountain Ute Tribal Member Representative
- Southern Ute Tribal Member Representative
The Crime Victims Services Advisory Board terms are for three (3) years and are appointed by the Executive Director of the Department of Public Safety.
Victims of a Violent Crime Brain Injury Task Force
The Victims of a Violent Crime Brain Injury Task Force (Task Force) is a 17-member board appointed by the Executive Director of the Colorado Department of Public Safety. The Task Force acts in an advisory capacity to the Department and the Division of Criminal Justice Office for Victim Programs.
The purpose of the task force is to develop a plan for the creation and implementation of a pilot program that would identify and screen for the identification, screening, support, and services of victims of violent crimes for symptoms of possible brain injury and provide those who screen positive with the appropriate support and services.
The Task Force will prepare a final plan to be delivered to the Colorado legislature by January 2023.
The Colorado Mass Violence Toolkit for Crime Victim Advocates helps victim advocates and other emergency responders develop tools, templates and guidelines for their community to effectively respond to crime victims following a major criminal incident or mass crisis event.
The Colorado Human Trafficking Council brings together a statewide group of stakeholders who are dedicated to enhancing Colorado's response to human trafficking.
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