Victims Assistance

Victims Assistance

Becoming a victim of crime is one of the most stressful events a person can experience. Victims and those around them may experience physical, emotional, or financial harm that is difficult to cope with. After a traumatic event, Elbert County’s advocates are here to help. The Victim Assistance program provides crisis intervention, grief support, criminal justice system support and advocacy; information about and referral to community resources; and education on the dynamics of victimization and trauma. Advocates are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

For more information about the program or if you need assistance with trauma or crime-related issues, please contact our office at (303) 621-2027 ext. 6126 or 6129, or (303)-660-7500 after hours for response by an on-call advocate.

Because crime not only affects individual victims, but the whole community, our Victim Assistance program provides community education focusing on victim issues and the needs of those in crisis. We train local law enforcement personnel on victims’ rights legislation; assist schools with intervention after school crises; and facilitate community-wide campaigns during National Domestic Violence Awareness Month and National Crime Victims’ Rights Awareness Week.

Victim Resources:

The Colorado Victim Information and Notification Everyday system notifies victims when an inmate is transferred, released, or escapes.

Domestic Violence Resources:

Crisis Center Domestic Abuse, Sexual Violence and Substance Abuse Guide

Addiction Center Addiction and Domestic Violence guide

Recovery Village Domestic Violence Resources

Sexual Assault Resources:

Colorado Coalition Against Sexual Assault

The Blue Bench

Grief Support Resources:

HeartLight Center

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Identity Theft Resources:

Colorado Bureau of Investigation Identify Theft/Cyber Crimes Section

Suicide Prevention In College