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History

 

1983
The Colorado General Assembly authorized the formation of the DVP.  This legislation created the Colorado Domestic Abuse Fund (CDAF) – a voluntary check-off contribution option on Colorado individual income tax forms.  The funds from the CDAF encourage the development and maintenance of domestic violence programs across Colorado.  DVP manages contributions from Colorado citizens to the CDAF.
1984
DVP received federal funds from the Administration of Children and Family to distribute to local, community-based domestic violence crisis programs.  These funds, the Family Violence Services and Prevention Act (FVPSA), are the largest funding source, nationally and in Colorado, for emergency services for victims and their children.
2004
After a state government budget shortfall eliminated the state's general fund dollars that supported domestic violence services for two years prior, DVP received a portion of the state's Temporary Assistance for Needy Families block grant to distribute to local programs.
2008
The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) began issuing heirloom marriage certificates.  A portion of the $50 fee for each heirloom certificate issued is collected by DVP. 
2009
A portion of the fees collected from marriage licenses and divorce filings were directed to DVP for the distribution to domestic violence programs. 
2013
The Colorado General Assembly passed SB-11, the Colorado Civil Union Act.  A portion of the fees for Civil Unions are directed to DVP for the distribution to domestic violence programs.