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The Department of Corrections recognizes that the path of a victim is not always easy. The criminal justice system is large and the process can be intimidating. There are many new terms and procedures to learn. The Victim Services Unit works to answer questions and to provide you useful and timely information. It is our promise to honor you, treat you with respect and dignity, and to act as your guide while the offender is under the jurisdiction of the Colorado Department of Corrections.
It is our commitment to you and your family to provide direct and personal service. We want your voice to be heard through the critical stages of the offender's confinement in the Colorado Department of Corrections.
Call: 719 226-4709 or 800-886-7688
DOC Victim Notification Program
1250 Academy Park Loop
Colorado Springs, CO 80910
If you would like to be notified by the DOC Victim Notification Program, you should complete a Victim Notification Program Enrollment Application . Hardcopy forms are available from the Victim/Witness Unit at the District Attorney’s Office and the DOC Victim Services Unit.
We encourage victims to write these statements based on the fact that the Parole Board and Community Corrections Boards do not have your statements from court proceedings and are unaware of your perspective. Your input is valuable. A Victim Impact Statement provides crucial information in making well-informed decisions.
Statements may be submitted by mailing a letter to our office, through our website or via email.
You can also utilize statements you have submitted in the past, please just let us know.
The objective is for the victim/survivor to be heard and to provide an opportunity to get answers to questions only the offender can know. The experience of talking directly with the offender in a safe setting gives the victim/survivor full voice to the pain and trauma they have experienced. They are finally able to say what needs to be said. When offenders are able to listen and understand the complexity of feelings about the harm they caused and take full responsibility, they can better understand the devastating effects of their actions. As a result, some will try to make a new and meaningful purpose in their lives.
The process is not about forgiveness or reconciliation, although sometimes that occurs.
Colorado Organization for Victim Assistance (COVA)
The Office for Victims of Crime
National Organization for Victim Assistance (NOVA)
Voices of Victims
Parents of Murdered Children
Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)
Colorado Anti-Violence Program
Colorado Coalition Against Domestic Violence (CCADV)
Colorado Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CCASA)
National Center for Victims of Crime
National Criminal Justice Association
National Sexual Violence Resource Center (formerly the National Coalition Against Sexual Assault)
Division of Criminal Justice