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COVA Commemorates 40th Anniversary of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week

(April 12, 2021) - National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (NCVRW) is a time to renew our commitment to serving all victims of crime, to acknowledge the achievements in victim services and allied professions, to honor those who have gone above and beyond in their service to others, and to remember crime victims and survivors. Each year, the Colorado Organization for Victim Assistance leads Denver’s annual observances of NCVRW which is marking its 40th anniversary around the theme, “Support Victims. Build Trust.

CDPS Statement on Legal Opinion Regarding Sex Offender Management Board Conflict of Interest Policies and Procedures

(Oct. 21, 2020) -- The Colorado Department of Public Safety today released to the public a legal opinion prepared for the department, at its request, regarding the conflict of interest policies and procedures of the Sex Offender Management Board (SOMB).

COVA Commemorates National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims

(September 2, 2020) - In 2007, Congress designated September 25th as the National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims. Join the Colorado Organization for Victim Assistance (COVA) for an online event to honor the memories of those lost to violence, acknowledge the impact of murder on families and communities, and find ways to support and serve survivors.

Colorado Department of Public Safety Releases Statement on Audit of Sex Offender Management Board

(July 28, 2020) - The Office of the State Auditor (OSA) today released a legislative audit of the Sex Offender Management Board (SOMB), a stautory board that is supported by staff in the Colorado Department of Public Safety’s Division of Criminal Justice. 

The audit recommended five primary areas for improvement:

Justice Funding Held up by Federal Administration is Finally Available for Colorado Organizations

(June 8, 2020) - Local victims’ services programs, justice organizations, and law enforcement can now begin accessing $5.5 million in 2018 and 2019 federal grants that they have been waiting for due to restrictions that the Trump Administration had placed on the grant funding.  

In 2018, the State of Colorado was awarded $2.7 million in federal funding for public safety through a program known as the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program. In 2019, Colorado was awarded $2.8 million of these funds.