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The ongoing mission of the Victim Advocacy Unit is to minimize the impact of violent crimes to victims and to assist in restoring their quality of life. The Victim Advocacy Unit is an integral part of the department’s investigative response to crimes covered by the Victim Rights Act. We are staffed by six (6) full-time advocates and approximately forty (40) highly trained volunteers.  The Victims Advocacy staff provide services that include:

  • Crisis counseling
  • Personal victim advocacy
  • Assist and support human trafficking victims
  • Victim Rights Act information
  • Crisis intervention and follow-up support for victims
  • Assistance with the application for victims' compensation benefits
  • Liaison with the District Attorney's Office Crime Victim Compensation Program
  • Referrals to other community agencies and resources that assist victims
  • Court support through the criminal justice process (Court support must be requested by the victim.)

The VAU has bilingual Victim Advocates who can provide services to Spanish-speaking victims. We also work in collaboration with the Asian Pacific Development Center to provide advocacy to victims of Asian American and Pacific Islander decadency.

 We can be contacted at 719-444-7777 or by email at VictimAdvocacy@ci.colospgs.co.us

Colorado Victim Rights Act      Applying for Victim Compensation

Am I Covered By the Victim Rights Act??


Helpful Links

Crisis Recovery Resources

Asian Pacific Development Center 

Colorado Organization for Victim Assistance

District Attorney's Office  DOVE  Fourth Judicial District 

El Paso Sheriff's Office  The National Center for Victims of Crime

Safe Passage TESSA

Homeland Security Investigations ICE Victim Notification Program

State Patrol  Department of Justice Office for Victims of Crime