Victim Resources

Resources and constitutional rights that help protect victims of crime

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One of the most important aspects of the district attorney’s role is to ensure that those who are harmed by criminal behavior receive the support they need, remain informed of the status of their case and are protected.

The VRA

Colorado’s Victim Rights Act (VRA) guarantees those who’ve been victimized the right to be heard, present and informed.

DA Services

Within a district attorney’s office are specialists that provide services to victims and assist them in the criminal justice process.

Community

There are numerous community resources, services and advocates for victims available outside the criminal justice system.

Victim Rights Amendment

“Any person who is a victim of a criminal act or such person’s designee, legal guardian, or surviving immediate family members if such person is deceased, shall have the right to be heard when relevant, informed and present at all critical stages of the criminal justice process.”  Article II, Section 16A Colorado State Constitution

DA Victim Services

District attorney offices can provide direct assistance to victims of crime and connect them to a network of other government agencies and nonprofit organizations, providing:

  • Safety & Protection
  • Advocacy Services
  • Notifications & Information
  • Compensation & Restitution

Community Services

Government and non-profit organizations in communities across Colorado provide services and resources to victims of crime and their families.

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Court Functions, case management and hearing procedures will vary by jurisdiction. Click here to find the most current directives or polices in your jurisdiction.