— On Monday, June 27, 2022, 17th Judicial District Attorney Brian Mason, United States Congressmen Ed Perlmutter, Joe Neguse, and Jason Crow will be joined by members of the Adams County Commission, Thornton Police Chief Terrence Gordon, and other service providers to publicly unveil a new state-of-the-art team to support survivors of high-risk domestic violence situations.
District Attorney Brian Mason, Congressman Ed Perlmutter, Congressman Joe Neguse, Congressman Jason Crow, Adams County Commissioners, Thornton Police Chief Terrence Gordon, Family Tree, Servicios de la Raza, etc.
The public unveiling of a High-Risk Domestic Violence Team for the 17th Judicial District of Adams and Broomfield Counties
Monday June 27, 2022
17th Judicial District Attorney's Office
Sean May Room
1000 Judicial Center Drive
Brighton, CO, 80601
United States Congressmen Ed Perlmutter, Joe Neguse, and Jason Crow worked diligently in 2022 to obtain $2 million in federal appropriations to assist the 17th Judicial District Attorney's Office, our service providers, law enforcement, and Adams County in the formation of a state-of-the-art High-Risk Domestic Violence Team. The team supports survivors and prevents the escalation of domestic violence situations that research has shown can become fatal if proper intervention and necessary resources are not available.
The scourge of domestic violence incidents continues in the wake of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. In response to this crisis, the DA's Office, law enforcement, and local service providers removed the silos that can exist within the criminal justice community to form a High-Risk Domestic Violence team that will wrap survivors and their children in support and services to protect them from further trauma caused by relationship violence.
The team is activated when an officer on scene determines through a risk-assessment tool that the survivor of the incident falls into the high-risk category. From that point forward, the survivor and their children are supported through the entire process with temporary housing, legal assistance, mental health treatment, as well as school support for the children involved.
The pilot program is already underway in Thornton and Brighton and will be expanded throughout Adams County and into Broomfield County due to the funding obtained by Congressmen Perlmutter, Neguse, and Crow. The ultimate goal is the creation of a Family Justice Center that will house all of the support and services of the DVHRT in one location for survivors.
Media wishing to attend the press availability on Monday, June 27, 2022, at 10:30am are asked to RSVP on behalf of themselves or their organization to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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District Attorney Mason assumed the oath of office on January 12, 2021. The 17th
Judicial District Attorney’s Office endeavors to seek justice on behalf of the citizens of Adams and Broomfield counties in felony and misdemeanor cases. DA Mason and his staff are dedicated to transforming the criminal justice system to better serve the citizens of the 17th