In 1983, the Colorado General Assembly created the Domestic Violence Program (DVP) (formerly the Domestic Abuse Assistance Program). Located in the Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS), Office of Children, Youth and Families (formerly located in the Office of Behavioral Health).  DVP is the sole government entity dedicated entirely to funding and sustaining community-based domestic violence programs across the state. DVP oversees approximately $3 million annually in revenue from several sources listed on the Funding Sources  page.


In addition to serving as a funding administration, DVP is responsible for working collaboratively and developing partnerships with state entities, counties, and community stakeholders to address domestic violence policy and legislative initiatives.  DVP staff provides technical assistance, training, and consultation to state programs, counties, and others.  DVP strives to ensure that services to victims of domestic violence and their children are readily available throughout Colorado’s diverse communities and is continually seeking ways to improve services and educate the general populace about domestic violence.