DENVER -- Denver7 Investigates is committed to holding the criminal justice system accountable for its handling of domestic violence cases and calls for help. During the course of our investigation, we’ve developed a list of resources for survivors trying to escape domestic violence and recover from abuse.
If you’re in a domestic violence crisis and need immediate help, call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at (800) 799-7233 to connect with local emergency resources. If you don’t feel safe talking on the phone, you can also take part in a live chat with the hotline.
There are numerous organizations spread out all over Colorado to provide assistance to survivors of domestic violence. The Colorado Coalition Against Domestic Violence has an index of organizations and services on its website broken down by geographical area and specialized services.
Domestic violence survivors in Denver can access a variety of support services from crisis intervention to counseling to legal advice under one roof at the Rose Andom Center.
The facility is open Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. at 1330 Fox Street in Denver.
Escaping domestic violence can be a huge financial strain for victims. Colorado allows victims of violent crime to apply for compensation to cover medical expenses, lost wages, mental health expenses, repair of property damage and more.
Victims of domestic violence are guaranteed certain rights under the Colorado Victim Rights Act. If you feel your rights have been violated by the criminal justice system, you can file a complaint under the Colorado Victim Rights Act. Visit the Colorado Department of Criminal Justice’s website for more information.