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In the News
Check out our archive of local, statewide and national media coverage of CDAC and DAs in Colorado.
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CDAC in the News
Governor Jared Polis has appointed long-time prosecutor Anne Kelly as the new District Attorney in the 12th Judicial District. Read More
Norman S. Early, Jr was the first Black District Attorney in Denver and all of Colorado. He was a fierce victim advocate and helped thousands of prosecutors in his decades of service. Read More
June 7, 2022// Daily Camera
Senate Bill 188 was signed into law by Governor Polis creating a prosecutorial and defense attorney mental health program. It will support the advocates through the vicarious trauma they get on the job. Read More
June 7, 2022// The Durango Herald
CDAC was a proud sponsor of this event which informed law enforcement and prosecutors of the new laws and trends regarding the deadly poison. This article explains how it helped officials in La Plata County. Read More
May 23, 2022// The Denver Channel
District Attorney Heidi McCollum donated her kidney to a former school teacher. Both are said to be recovering well. We wish them the best! Read More
March 25, 2022 // KKTV
The Colorado legislature unanimously approved the bill that updates the language in Colorado’s Sexual Assault statute to include the term consent. Read More
March 1, 2022 // Colorado Politics
The Colorado legislature unanimously approved the bill that expands protections of the state’s witness intimidation law. Read More
February 15, 2022 // CBS Denver
The way the law defines sexual assault in Colorado could soon change. Right now, there is no mention of the word “consent” in the law, even though consent is key in proving sexual assault cases in court. Read More
February 1, 2022 // Exhibit CDAC
Introducing you to the unsung heroes of the criminal justice system, helping survivors and witnesses through every step of the process. They help victims from all backgrounds, walks of life, and from all around the world. Read More
October 20, 2021 // KOAA Colorado Springs
CDAC’s Jessica Dotter and Linda Johnston explain the complexities of domestic violence and sexual assault cases, and also speak about some of the different ways we work to help victims. Read More
June 13, 2020 // Colorado Sun
Following extensive stakeholder engagement and bipartisan negotiations, CDAC officially announced its support of Colorado’s bill to enhance police transparency and accountability in Colorado communities. Read More
Feb. 25, 2020 // Colorado Sun
Speaking from her own personal experience of running into a gay panic defense in a murder trial, CDAC’s Amanda Gall outlines the issues with allowing these bigoted excuses for violence in Colorado courtrooms. Read More
Feb. 13, 2020 // Colorado Springs Independent
Under current law in Colorado, people convicted of the most egregious sex crimes are not required to undergo any treatment before being transferred out of prison to a community corrections facility. Read More
Jan. 24, 2020 // 9NEWS Denver
CDAC and public defenders came together to strike a balance between public safety and privacy by developing numerous improvements to how Colorado handles juveniles convicted of sex offenses. Read More
Dec. 2, 2019 // CBS Denver
A new law set to take effect in 2020 aimed at helping people suffering from addiction has the unintended consequence of decriminalizing the possession of up to 13,000 deadly doses of fentanyl. Read More