The Colorado Organization for Victim Assistance (COVA) is committed to fairness and healing for crime victims, their families and communities through leadership, education, and advocacy. By operating in an inclusive and compassionate manner, COVA creates solutions and positive change. COVA's vision is to be recognized as a national leader in building a collaborative environment where crime victims are given the opportunity to heal and restore balance to their lives.
October 22 - 25, 2017
The COVA Conference is the largest victim services field conference in the country and draws over 1,000 attendees to Keystone, CO every year. Over the course of four days, participants learn new skills, up-to-date information and laws, and best practices for the victim services field in 72+ workshops. Last year we had over 1,000 attendees from State of Colorado government agencies, district attorney offices, law enforcement, field professionals, victim advocacy/non-profit groups, victims and survivors, and more.
The Right to be Heard: Crime Victimization in Colorado
Four crime victims share their stories and how their experience has impacted their lives. A veteran of the crime victims' rights movement explains why we should all care about the effects of crime.