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In addition to grant administration, the Office for Victims Programs (OVP) conducts a series of special projects designed to provide support for services to victims of crime. Click on a collapsible text box to learn more about a statewide special project.
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The fellowship program is designed to increase the capacity of nonprofit organizations to provide direct civil legal services to victims, increase the delivery of civil legal services to crime victims in Colorado, and support a gateway for a new generation of lawyers committed to serving crime victims. Fellows will begin their positions in October 2019.
This special project aims to increase the continuum of services for a variety of civil legal service needs of crime victims. For an introduction to the project view the Introductory Webinar (MP4) or Introductory Presentation (PDF). For project updates, visit the DCJ Grants Calendar.
As part of the work of this Special Project, GIS Researcher Susan Buckingham mapped a variety of data points/factors for the state of Colorado. While the Project was initiated to support the work of the Special Project, these maps can be applied more broadly as programs seek to not only identify the characteristics of their communities’ crime victims but to then use the data to tailor their services to meet their communities’ specific needs. The Map Book (PDF) is broken down into 9 regions and is further broken down by the variable. In addition, Ms. Buckingham created the Economic and Social Vulnerability Composite Models and the Colorado Self Sufficiency Standard Index (PDF). If you have questions about the maps, please contact OVP.
The intent of the Lawyers for Victims expansion grant was to determine whether a flat-fee model of providing unbundled civil legal services to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and/or stalking could work in a variety of settings for these and other types of crime victims. Ultimately, the initiative created by Project Safeguard and further implemented at four project sites in other areas of Colorado helped crime victims feel safer, increased access to direct representation and supportive servicse, and cultivated a pool of trauma-informed attorneys. Click here to read the full final report.
This project was supported by Award No.2015-VA-GX-0040 awarded by the Office for Victims of Crime, Department of Justice, through the Division of Criminal Justice, Colorado Department of Public Safety.
This special project aimed to address and implement new, innovative methods of housing provision for crime victims across the state. Click here to read the full final report about the Colorado Housing for Crime Victims Special Project.
This project aims to increase accessibility of emergency funds for crime victims in Colorado. To learn more about the VOCA Emergency Fund project, visit: http://www.coloradocrimevictims.org/voca-emergency-fund.html