Domestic Violence Info

Domestic violence is a pattern of coercive control perpetrated by one person against another in an intimate relationship.  This includes:

  • Abuse that occurs after a relationship has ended
  • Current and former partners who are not/were not co-habitating


Domestic violence can happen to anyone: it is prevalent across all races, ethnicities, age groups, sexual orientations, gender identities, religions, socio-economic statuses, family backgrounds, country of origin, and education levels. 


Domestic violence can be characterized by physical, emotional, verbal, sexual, or economic abuse or any isolating and controlling behaviors on the part of the perpetrator.  This includes any behaviors that that frighten, intimidate, terrorize, manipulate, hurt, humiliate, blame, injure or wound someone.


Click here to view the Colorado Revised Statute 18-6-800.3 Domestic Violence.


If you think you are experiencing domestic violence, or know someone that is experiencing domestic violence, contact your local domestic violence program.  You can use our Domestic Violence Search Application to find the program closest to you.


You can learn more about domestic violence (and other forms of interpersonal violence) through these resources:


Statewide Resources


Colorado Coalition Against Domestic Violence

Phone | 303-831-9632

Toll Free | 1-888-778-7091


Colorado Organization for Victim Assistance

Phone | 303-861-1160

Toll Free | 1-800-261-2682


Colorado Coalition Against Sexual Assault

Phone | 303-839-9999


Domestic Violence Offender Management Board

Phone | 303-239-4442


Colorado Anti-Violence Program

Phone | 303-852-5094

Toll Free | 1-888-557-4441


National Resources


National Coalition Against Domestic Violence

Phone | 303-839-1852


National Domestic Violence Hotline

Toll Free | 1-800-799-7233

TTY | 1-800-787-3224


National Network to End Domestic Violence

Phone | 202-543-5566


National Resource Center on Domestic Violence

Toll Free | 1-800-537-2238


National Teen Dating Abuse Hotline

Toll Free | 1-866-331-9474

TTY | 1-866-331-8453


Futures Without Violence

Phone | 415-678-5500

TTY | 1-800-595-4889


National Latino Alliance for the Elimination of Domestic Violence

Toll Free | 1-800-342-9908


The Battered Women’s Justice Project

Toll Free | 1-800-824-8768