Victim & Witness Support
Victim support

Victim & Witness Support

Boulder County provides crisis support, information, and referrals to crime victims and witnesses.

Featured Programs

Victim Assistance Program

The Sheriff’s Office offers a unique opportunity for you to be part of something extraordinary. As an on-scene or outreach victim advocate, you will provide emotional support, information and referrals to those affected by crime or trauma. This short-term, practical assistance is vital to individuals in crisis. Our victim advocate team serves not only the Sheriff’s Office but the Lafayette, Louisville and Erie police departments.

Volunteers receive 40 hours of free comprehensive training in October on Tuesday/Thursday evenings and Saturdays plus ongoing education. No previous experience is necessary.

Victim Assistance Resources

Victims and others affected by crime and other sudden traumatic events are encouraged to seek support and resources as a vital step in moving forward. These brochures contain helpful information and suggestions.

Victim Compensation

The Crime Victim Compensation Act of Colorado, enacted in 1982, helps victims of crime and their families obtain financial assistance for losses incurred as a result of a crime. Learn more about eligibility and the application process.

Victim/Witness Assistance Program

The Victim/Witness Assistance Program aims to make sure that victims of crime are treated with fairness, respect, and dignity, by providing comprehensive assistance and services to them throughout the criminal justice process.