Victim Resources

The District Attorney’s Office and its Victim Witness Services Unit are fully committed to ensuring that the rights of victims, witnesses, and their families are upheld and respected throughout the criminal justice process.

The Victim Rights Act (VRA) was passed into Colorado law in 1992. It states that victims have the right to be heard, to be informed, and to be present during the critical stages of the criminal justice process. When the victim is deceased or incapacitated, these rights are extended to the victim’s spouse, parent, children, sibling, grandparent, grandchild, significant other, or lawful representative. 

The Victim Witness Services Unit serves as the victim’s link to the District Attorney’s Office while providing advocacy to victims of crime and trial support to Prosecutors. All victims who fall under the Victim Rights Amendment are provided a Victim Advocate through the DA’s Office.

The Victim Advocate provides the victims in VRA cases with: 

  • Direct services and practical information about the criminal justice system process  
  • Support and assistance during meetings with prosecutors
  • Assistance as victims prepare for court proceedings
  • Support of victim impact statements
  • Referrals to resources
  • Collaboration with witnesses in trial matters
  • Assist prosecutors and paralegals with witness management and other trial support as needed

The main location of the Victim Witness Unit is on the second floor of the Adams County Courthouse, and the secondary location is in the DA’s Office in the Broomfield Courthouse.

Restitution:

Restitution is the court-ordered repayment of losses directly related to the crime paid by the offender to the victim. The Restitution Unit of the District Attorney’s Office works on behalf of victims to ensure their restitution is complete and accurate. Restitution Technicians gather documentation and prepare restitution reports that indicate the amount of money the victim is owed as a result of the crime committed. The prosecutors handling the case then communicate that information to the Court to ensure restitution is correctly issued when the defendant pleads guilty or is found guilty at trial.   

Crime Victim Compensation: 

Crime Victim Compensation (CVC) is a program designed to assist crime victims with their financial recovery due to the emotional and physical injuries caused during a criminal act.  CVC Technicians processes applications for services on behalf of victims of crime.  Those applications are presented to a volunteer board appointed by the District Attorney who determines eligibility.  CVC technicians work with victims to gather the necessary information so they can be paid for their physical and emotional losses as a result of the criminal act. CVC-related losses include medical, dental, mental health counseling, funeral costs, lost wages, and loss of support.  For more information regarding the CVC program, eligibility requirements, and compensable losses visit crimevictimcompensation.org/.

VALE

Victim Assistance and Law Enforcement (VALE) is a program established to provide support and assistance to victims and witnesses of crime through a grant program.  Grants are awarded annually to law enforcement and other victim service providers.  The 17th JD VALE program is administered by the District Attorney’s Office and governed by a five-member volunteer board appointed by the Chief Judge. To find out more about the 17th JD VALE program please visit www.17vale.org.


Adams County Justice Center Victim Witness Office: 
1100 Judicial Center Drive, Room 205, Brighton, CO 80601
(303) 659-7735

Broomfield County Justice Center District Attorney’s Office:
17 Descombes Drive, Broomfield, CO 80020
(720) 887-2199


Additional Resources

Asian Pacific Development Center - Crisis Line
720 394-7909

The Blue Bench - Sexual Assault Hotline
303 322-7273 | Espanol 303 329-0031

Center for Trauma & Resilience - Crisis Line
303 894-8000 | Espanol 303 718-8289 | TTY use 711 Relay Colorado

Deaf Overcoming Violence through Empowerment (DOVE) - Crisis Line
303 831-7874 | TTY 303 831-7874

Family Tree - Domestic Violence Services and Shelter
Crisis Line 303 420-6752 | Shelter 303 420-0412

Moving to End Sexual Assault (MESA) - Crisis Line
303 443-7300

Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Nonviolence (SPAN) - Crisis Line
303 444-2424

Servicios de la Raza - VISTAS program/Case Management
Crisis Line 303 953-5930 | 303 458-5851 | serviciosdelaraza.org

Love is Respect (Teen Dating) - Crisis Line
1 866 331-9474 | TTY 800 787-3224

MADD Mothers Against Drunk Driving - Victim Helpline 
1 877 623-3435 | 303 425-5902 | madd.org

National Domestic Violence Hotline
1 800 799-7233 | TTY 1 800 787-3224

Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN)
1 800 656-4673

Suicide Prevention Hotline
1 800 273-8255 | Espanol 888 628-9454 | TTY 1 800 799-4889

Community Reach Center - Therapy Intake
Broomfield 303 853-3500 | Brighton 303 853-3600

The Initiative - Client Services/Victim Advocacy for Survivors with Disabilities
303 839-5510 | https://theinitiativecolorado.org/

Justice and Mercy Legal Aid Center - Free Legal Services
303 839-1008 | jamlac.org

Maria Droste Counseling Services of Colorado - Affordable Therapy
303 867-4600 | mariadroste.org

Parents of Murdered Children - Ongoing Emotional Support to Parents and Other Survivors
513 721-5683 | pomc.org

Project Safeguard - Advocacy for Civil Legal Matters
Adams 303 673-7761 or 720 618-1357 | Broomfield 720 887-2179 | psghelps.org

Ralston House - Child Victims of Abuse
720 898-6741

Rocky Mountain Victim Law Center (RMvlc) - Advocacy for Criminal Legal Matters 
303 295-2001 | rmvictimlaw.org

WINGS Foundation - Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse
303 238-8660 | wingsfound.org

17th Judicial District Coroner's Office 
303 659-1027

17th Judicial District Probation Department 
Brighton 303 655-3800 | Commerce City 720 437-6800 | Westminster 303 451-5555

Adams County Sheriff's Office 
303 654-1850 | Victim Services 720 322-1154 or 720 322-1240 | adamssheriff.org

Adams County Detention Facility 
303 654-1850 | Inmate Information: http://search.adamscountysheriff.org/inmatesearch.php

Arvada Police Department 
720 898-6900 | arvada.org/residents/police-services/police-services

Aurora Police Department 
303 627-3100 | Victim Services 303 739-6087 | https://www.auroragov.org/residents/public_safety/police

Brighton Police Department 
303 655-2300 | Victim Services 303 655-2308 | https://www.brightonco.gov/264/Police-Department

Broomfield Police Department 
303 438-6400 | Victim Services 303 438-6429 or 303 438-6471 Detention Facility 720 887-2000 | https://www.broomfield.org/police

Colorado Department of Corrections
Inmate Locator http://www.doc.state.co.us/oss/ | Victim Notification 719 226-4709 or 800 886-7688 | Time Computation Email DOC_Time_Release_Operations@state.co.us | Parole Officers 800 426-9143 | https://cdoc.colorado.gov/

Colorado Division of Youth Services 
303 866-7345 | Victim Services 303 866-7852 | cdhs.colorado.gov

Colorado State Patrol Adams 303 289-4760 | Broomfield 303 239-4500 | Victim Services 303 273-1618 | https://csp.colorado.gov/

Combined Court Clerk's Office
Adams 303 659-1161 | Broomfield 720 464-5020 | courts.state.co.us

Commerce City Police Department 
303 288-1535 | Victim Services 303 655-2308 | https://www.c3gov.com/living-in/public-safety

Community Corrections
720 523-6950

Federal Heights Police Department
303 428-8538 | Victim Services 303 412-3541 |  https://www.fedheights.org/police

Intervention, Inc. 
303 450-6000 | https://www.int-cjs.org/

Adams Youth Services Center (Juvenile Detention Facility)
303 659-4450

Northglenn Police Department 
303 288-1535 | Victim Services 303 450-8759 | https://www.northglenn.org/public_safety/police/

Parole Hearings 
doc.state.co.us

Thornton Police Department 
720 977-5150 | Victim Services 720 977-5172| Thornton Police Department

Westminster Police Department 
303 658-4360 | Victim Services 303 658-4210 | https://www.cityofwestminster.us/police