Victim Advocacy Unit

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Being victimized in a criminal act can be a very traumatic experience.  The Colorado Springs Police Department Victim Advocacy Unit (VAU) is available to provide services and support to those who have been victimized by crimes that are covered by Colorado's Victim Rights Act (VRA).  The unit is staffed by full-time advocates and highly trained volunteer advocates.

Victim Advocates provide:

  • Immediate crisis intervention and safety planning (24-hours a day, 7-days a week on-call victim assistance)
  • Information on the Colorado's Victim Rights Act (VRA)
  • Assistance in completing applications for the Crime Victim Compensation Fund
  • Referrals to community agencies and resources
  • Support during the investigative process and education on the criminal justice system
  • Arrangement of interpretation services for victims with limited English proficiency
  • Information and assistance on obtaining protection orders

We can be contacted at 719-444-7777 or by email at

If you would like to give feedback on the services that you received by the Colorado Springs Police Department and/or the Victim Advocacy Unit, please take this online survey.

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