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Past Projects

DVP strives to collaborate within governmental agencies and the community to provide expertise in domestic violence and make available the best possible interventions for survivors across all systems and communities.  Assessing how to end domestic violence and developing plans for this endeavor is critical to providing the most effective services and best outcomes for Colorado citizens.  To do this, DVP was involved in several projects listed below.

 

TANF/DV Co-Location Project

The Colorado General Assembly created funding through the Statewide Strategic Use Fund (SSUF) to support strategic initiatives addressing systemic issues that mitigate poverty and its impact on Colorado families and communities.  In June 2009 SSUF awarded DVP funding to conduct the Enhanced Domestic Violence Advocacy and Prevention Project (EDVAPP).  Through EDVAPP, the DVP sub-contracted with domestic violence crisis centers to implement a Co-Location Project (CLP) initiating sustainable systemic change to enhance safety and services for survivors of DV through collaborative partnerships between local domestic violence crisis centers and Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF)/Colorado Works programs in county departments of human/social services. 

 

The first SSUF grant (2009-2010) enabled the DVP to sub-contract with six domestic violence crisis center for a 10-¾ month-long pilot project.  Due to the success the six CLP sub-grantees during the first year, SSUF awarded the DVP another grant to continue five local CLP pilot projects from June 2010- June 2011 (Table 2). These five CLP pilot projects worked successfully with local TANF offices to change policies and procedures, deliver cross-training, develop materials and provide services to 1,178 survivors who were referred by TANF – this is a 17% increase over the 884 survivors served last year. 

 

In 2012 DVP worked with project partners to develop a best practices guidebook, and screening tools, as well as cross training to Colorado Works / TANF and DV workers. 

 

Address Confidentiality Program

Beginning in November 2008, the Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS) and Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing (HCPF) convened a committee to plan for the Secretary of State (SOS), Address Confidentiality Program (ACP) implementation and to discuss the impact on programs and service delivery within both departments. The committee is comprised of staff from the departments, to include various program areas, as well as county representatives (see Appendix #1). The committee’s charge was to explore and determine what impacts implementation of the ACP would have to the departments’ fiscal, policy, systems, and training and to develop recommendations for implementation.  An implementation report was publishied and outlined the outcomes of those recommendations and related actions and completed the work of the Committee as of March 21, 2012.