6/11/2009

Victims' Assistance

The Colorado Dept. of Public Safety strongly advocates for the rights of crime victims. Their fund, VALE (Victim Assistance and Law Enforcement) assists victims of crimes. (To view the VALE annual report, click here.) The department's Office for Victims Programs publishes a newsletter, Colorado Connections. They have also prroduced a brochure, Victims and Witnesses Have Rights!, available for checkout from our library.

In addition, the Colorado Supreme Court has published a brochure, Answers to Your Questions About Victims' and Witnesses' Rights. The Supreme Court has also published a brochure on restitution, entitled Restitution: Background and Highlights.

To find out more about victims' assistance, contact the Office for Victims Programs, 303-239-5719 or visit their website.

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