Victim Assistance Program
The Victim Assistance Program is dedicated to providing help to citizens who have been victimized or otherwise traumatized within our community.
The Victim Assistance Program has a two-fold mission. First, and foremost, it provides support to the victims and their families during the chaos following a traumatic event. Secondly, members assist with the emotional needs of the victim and family so that our police officers are free to perform their duties.
If victim assistance is needed, please call dispatch at 303-759-1511 or the VA Unit at 303-639-4326.
For more information on crimes covered by the Victim Rights Act, visit the Division of Criminal Justice website Opens in New Window .
For more information about someone arrested and jailed in Arapahoe County, call 720-874-3500. For other counties contact vinelink Opens in New Window
Compensable Crimes Include:
Any criminal action or accessory involving any of the following crimes:
- Assault (1st, 2nd, 3rd or vehicular)
- Careless driving resulting in death
- Child abuse/other crimes against children
- Child prostitution/or soliciting for same
- Coercion of involuntary servitude
- Crimes against at-risk adults or at-risk juveniles
- Criminally negligent or vehicular homicide
- Domestic violence
- Ethnic intimidation/Bias motivated crime
- Failure to stop at scene of accident resulting in death
- First degree burglary (includes menacing or assault)
- Harassment by stalking
- Human trafficking
- Indecent exposure
- Inducement of child prostitution
- Invasion of privacy for sexual gratification
- Manslaughter, murder
- Patronizing a prostituted child
- Pimping of a child
- Retaliation against victim/witness/judge/juror/prosecutor
- Sexual assault
- Sexual exploitation of children
- Tampering with a witness/victim/judge/juror
- Unlawful sexual contact
- Violation of a protection order related to sex assault
- Posting a private image for harassment or $ gain
For more info see the DCJ website
The Victim Services Unit consists of the coordinator and a number of trained volunteers, who are on call 24/7. If you are interested in volunteering or learning more about victim's assistance, contact V.Chavez at 303-639-4326.