Recognizing that victims are an inherent part of the criminal justice process, the voters of Colorado passed a resolution in November 1992 to include Victim Rights as part of the State's constitution. The Victim Rights Act mandates the Office of the District Attorney to provide certain information and rights to victims of violent crime. Victims have the right to be heard when relevant, informed, and present at all critical stages of the criminal justice process.

If you feel that your rights have been violated, you should attempt to seek compliance on the local level. If all local efforts to obtain your rights have failed, you may request assistance from the Coordinating Committee:

Colorado Department of Public Safety
Division of Criminal Justice
700 Kipling Street, Suite 1000
Denver, CO 80215-4442
1-888-282-1080 Toll Free

For a complete listing of your rights refer to Colorado Revised Statues 24-4.1-101. If you have any additional questions or desire additional information on crime victim rights, contact the Victim Witness Unit at (719) 520-6036.

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