Office for Victims Programs

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.

National Crime Victim Rights Week April 23-29, 2023

Survivor Voices: Elevate. Engage. Effect Change.

This year's National Crime Victim Rights Week (NCVRW) will be commemorated April 23-29, 2023. This year’s theme is Survivor Voices: Elevate. Engage. Effect Change.  and calls upon communities to amplify the voices of survivors and create environments where survivors have the confidence that they will be heard, believed, and supported.

Help us honor victims of crime by participating in an event:

  • April 25 Jefferson County Courthouse, Proclamation Reading
  • April 26 Rose Andom Center Denver, Victim Rights Week Symposium
  • April 27 Adams County, Victim Rights Week Reception/Awards Ceremony
  • April 27 Arapahoe/Douglas County, Victim Rights Week Reception/Awards Ceremony
  • April 28 Adams County District Attorney's Office, Dove Release 
  • April 29 Jefferson County Courthouse 30th Annual Courage Walk

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
  • Non-Metro Domestic Violence Program Representative
  • Crimes Against Children Program Representative
  • 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.

All interested parties for the open positions should complete an application. Email Kelly Kissell with any questions about the Board responsibilities or the application.  

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.

 2020 Colorado Human Trafficking Council Report 

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