Join Colorado and Stand Up to Relationship Violence

Oct. 20, 2017 -- One in seven people in Colorado experience relationship violence. In 2016 alone, 48 people in Colorado died from relationship violence. Additionally, 2016 saw 18,501 cases of physical violence, sexual assault, intimidation, kidnapping, robbery, and/or death by a partner reported in Colorado. Relationship violence is not limited to any race, gender, class or part of the state.  

The current response to relationship violence is primarily one of intervention, with overreliance on the criminal legal system to address violence after it has occurred. Because of this, the Colorado Department of Public Safety and the Office of Domestic Violence Offender Management within the Division of Justice encourage all Coloradans to join a new movement : Stand Up Colorado.

Stand Up Colorado is a statewide, collaborative, multi-year relationship violence prevention campaign that goes beyond public awareness to alter behavior and effect long-term change. The message: Relationship violence is not OK. It is OK to ask for help. 

You may already have begun to see TV and digital ads. So what can you do?

  • Participate in National Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October. Download this checklist of way to get involved
  • Follow the Stand Up Campaign on social media and share/RT the campaign tips and information.
  • Create and share a short video of you showing/telling how you are standing up to relationship violence and for healthy relationships! Use hashtag #StandUPCO and #DVAM2017 
  • If you are experiencing relationship violence, it is OK to ask for help! Call the National Domestic Violence Hotline: (800) 799-SAFE (7233).

Find out more and get involved by visiting the Stand Up Colorado campaign web site