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DVP Advisory Committee

DVP Advisory Committee Meeting.JPGThe purpose of the DVP Advisory Committee is to provide a stakeholder voice to guide and inform proper stewardship of DVP resources and the advancement of quality programming. The Advisory Committee meets on the third Monday of the Month, in-person and virtually, and these meetings are open to the public. Learn more about the Advisory Committee, sign up to join our mailing list and RSVP for our next meeting.

March DVP Requirements Corner

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Do you ever have a question regarding what is required by DVP? Every month DVP features common questions we received from funded programs and our response.

Question: I saw in the Requirements Corner for February [which can be found here] that DV organizations could not place conditions on a client in order to receive services. Do you have other examples of what this looks like?

Colorado Domestic Violence Fatality Review Committee Annual 2018 Report

DV Fatality Report.PNGThe Colorado Office of the Attorney General, Office of Community Engagement has published the Colorado Domestic Violence Fatality Review Board 2018 Annual Report. Learn more about the domestic violence-related fatalities reviewed by the board and the policy and practice change recommendations made by the committee to reduce the number of domestic violence-related fatalities in Colorado.

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

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Every year, approximately 1.5 million high school students nationwide experience physical abuse from a dating partner, but 3 out of 4 parents have never talked to their kids about dating violence. Every relationship is different, but the things that unhealthy and abusive relationships have in common are issues of power and control. Violent words and actions are tools an abusive partner uses to gain and maintain power and control over their partner. February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month and you can click read more to learn about events and resources to support the national awareness campaign.

CAFE Training

CAFE Icon.jpgThe CAFE is a Salesforce platform application used by organizations funded by DVP for client data management and reporting. DVP offers free training for any DVP-funded organization. If you are interested in a training that is not currently listed, contact the CAFE Barista with a request. 

February DVP Requirements Corner

DTS-Phone7.jpgDo you ever have a question regarding what is required by DVP?  Every month DVP features common questions DVP received from funded programs and our response.

Question: A client in our shelter was trying to move to another city in Colorado and was calling other shelters looking for space. The advocate at the other shelter was requiring the client to sign a release of information with our organization so that we could talk about the client with the staff at the other shelter prior to admitting them. Is this allowed? 

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