how we support and stand with victims

COVA strives to raise the understanding of  victim issues within the consciousness of policy makers and the general public to a level where all crime victims are viewed with honor and respect and their rights are recognized as an essential element of the criminal justice process. To further these goals, COVA addresses public policy issues both inside and outside the legislative arena. COVA monitors proposed bills and advocates on issues relevant to crime victims and those who serve them on a daily basis. Legislative advocacy involves coalition-building with other victim advocacy groups; assisting members in identifying and implementing ways to educate their communities, and raising legislators’ awareness and knowledge of crime victim issues. COVA also monitors federal initiatives and issues that affect victims’ rights.

Contact COVA’s Public Policy Committee: If you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions please contact Courtney Sutton at the following e-mail:

CCJJ Meetings: Getting Involved

COVA highly encourages that people who are interested in protecting the rights of crime victims in Colorado attend meetings of the Colorado Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice (CCJJ) and related subcommittees and workgroups.  CCJJ provides the legislature with policy recommendations on sentencing, alternatives to incarceration and many other issues related to the criminal justice system.  It is crucial that the voices of crime victims are not lost in this process.  Please note that while CCJJ meetings are open to the public, public comment is not always allowed. 

CCJJ master calendar

View the CCJJ master calendar with all committee and subgroup meeting dates.

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