Crime Victim Resources
This page provides an overview of resources available to crime victims through the Office for Victims Programs (OVP) and through partner organizations.
Crime Victim Resources at OVP
Victim Compensation provides financial assistance to victims of a violent crime. Visit the Victim Compensation Program to learn about eligibility, as well as how and where to file a claim.
Survivors of sexual assault have three Options for Reporting a Sexual Assault. Regardless of which reporting option the victim/survivor chooses, financial assistance is available to help cover costs associated with receiving the Medical Forensic Exam (MFE). Hospitals working with a sexual assault victim/survivor can learn more by visiting the SAVE Program page.
The Colorado Victim Rights Act (VRA) ensures that crime victims are treated with fairness, respect, dignity and that they are free from intimidation, harassment, and abuse. Learn more about crime victim rights by visiting the VRA Compliance Program which includes information on How to File a Formal Complaint.
Outside Resources and Agency Partners
A multitude of local, regional, and national resources are available to crime victims. In order to find specific resources and help from within a community, these three organizations provide resource directories to assist crime victims in locating the most appropriate resource:
- Violence Free Colorado. Search their Online Database for a listing of shelters and domestic violence services organized by county.
- Colorado Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CCASA). Access their Help Page information on responding to a sexual assault and a listing of resources organized by judicial district.
- Colorado Organization for Victim Assistance (COVA). Visit their Crime Victim Services Directory to search for the type of assistance you need.
- The Colorado Address Confidentiality Program provides a legal substitute address for survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking/harassment. Visit the Enrollment Page to find out about eligibility and the application process.