"Every day individuals and organizations across Colorado assist families in improving their lives following the trauma of domestic violence. The resilience and strength of those who experience a violent family life, and rise above it, serve as inspiration for our efforts. We applaud those who work tirelessly to break the cycle of domestic violence and create a safer, more hopeful future for all citizens of Colorado."

Reggie Bicha, Executive Director,
Colorado Department of Human Services

 

Welcome to the State Domestic Violence Program (DVP) website. The mission of the DVP is to serve as the state governmental authority on domestic violence issues by providing leadership, guidance, and awareness within government agencies as well as ensuring grant funded programs deliver optimal services to victims, ultimately promoting a Colorado free of domestic violence. DVP strives to ensure that services to victims of domestic violence and their children are readily available throughout Colorado's diverse communities.

 

DVP currently funds 46 domestic violence crisis centers across the State. All DVP-funded programs provide confidential services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week via crisis lines (or utilize Memorandum of Understandings to coordinate services with other entities).  Programs provide a wide array of services to victims, including safe shelter, empowerment-based advocacy, information and referrals to community resources, and community education for victims of domestic violence, their families and other stakeholders in their community.

 

Beyond funding domestic violence crisis centers, 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.  Continuing to assess how to end domestic violence and develop plans for this endeavor is critical to providing the most effective services and best outcomes for Colorado citizens, now and in the future.

 

We are fortunate in Colorado to have communities that recognize the importance of this issue, a State government that values safe families and communities, and impassioned and creative people leading the charge to create a Colorado free of domestic violence.