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The CDHS Domestic Violence Program (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 funding designated to intervene, prevent and respond to domestic violence. DVP is the lead authority within CDHS and state government for issues pertaining to domestic violence.
The mission of DVP is to partner with communities in the prevention of domestic violence while promoting the safety and well-being of survivors through good stewardship of funding resources. The vision of DVP is to promote and sustain a culture free of domestic violence for all Coloradans.
DVP is not a direct service organization. If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic violence and needs help, use the Domestic Violence Program Map below to find a program near you.
Colorado taxpayers elected to make donations through their state income tax return refunds to the Colorado Domestic Abuse Fund (CDAF) in 1983. Learn more about the fund and how you can help by making a tax checkoff donation.
DVP funds 48 domestic violence programs that provide crisis intervention, advocacy, prevention, and various support and skill-building services to assist victims of domestic violence with stabilizing and rebuilding their lives. Safety planning is at the core of all services.
Colorado survivor resources:
National survivor resources:
Below is a list of DVP-funded programs, the county they reside in and their number. Many programs offer services in other counties. To learn more about a program, click on the name of the program. To find a program closest to you, please use the Domestic Violence Map.
An individual can report a DVP-funded program if the individual is dissatisfied with services performed or denied by a DVP-funded program. DVP may only take reports about DVP-funded programs. Expand the Local Programs sectio above for a list of currently funded programs.
DVP cannot provide immediate solutions to dissatisfaction with services performed or denied. The role of DVP instead is to address concerns and make recommendations or requirements for program policy changes if necessary.
Any individual or organization can file a report. It is not limited to clients or potential clients.
Reports must be completed within 60 days of the event(s) and only after program grievance procedures are completed. All reports must be submit via the Report a DVP-Funded Program form. Be sure to fill out the form completely. If you need assistance filling out the form, please contact DVP staff.
Please note that the DVP-funded program may ask you to sign their program Release of Information in order to share your information with DVP in order to better address the issue.
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If you or someone you know is using abusive behavior, click here for a list of the Colorado Domestic Violence Offender Management Board's approved list of treatment providers.
The following are resources that can help you to identify abusive behavior, approach abusers about their behavior, and provide information about treatment and education options for abusers who make the decision to stop their abusive behaviors. Before taking any action, consider the safety of the victim. If you know the victim, discuss your thoughts with that person so that he or she can appropriately safety plan.
In 1983, the Colorado General Assembly created the Domestic Violence Program (DVP) (formerly the Domestic Abuse Assistance Program). Located in the 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:
The Domestic Violence Program Annual Reports provide comprehensive information on the delivery of services to Colorado citizens who have been victimized by domestic violence.
These reports include the type of services victims received, how many clients received services, and the funding that is provided to ensure this service delivery. DVP provides funding for domestic violence crisis centers throughout Colorado.
Click to view Domestic Violence Annual Reports on the Publications & Reports page.
The DVP released a Request for Proposals for the purpose of sustaining and expanding the availability of domestic violence services for survivors and their families throughout Colorado. To view the RFP, go to: www.colorado.gov/VSS and search for RFP #2017000207 for more information.