PO Box 503
Durango, CO 81302
Alternative Horizons is the primary provider of services for survivors of domestic violence in La Plata and San Juan Counties, providing help 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. All of AH’s services are free, confidential, trauma-informed, voluntary, open and inclusive to survivors of domestic abuse and violence.
Sexual Assault Services Organization
701 S. Camino Del Rio, Suite, 312
Durango, CO 81301
115 Ute St., Rm. 22
Ignacio, CO 81137
SASO offers survivors of sexual violence supprt, compassion, hope, and healing. They work to end sexual violence through survivor-led advocacy and prevention education that recognizes that connections between oppression and sexual violence.
Rise Above Violence
Rise Above Violence (Rise) is a private nonprofit organization. Thier primary mission is to assist victims of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault, mainly in Archuleta County. They provide a 24 hour hotline, crisis intevention services, advocacy for survivors of domestic and sexual violence and shelter services as needed.
Archuleta County Victim Assistance Program
PO Box 2913
Pagosa Springs, CO 81147
Phone: (970) 264-9075 private & confidential
Fax: (970) 264-2186
It is the belief of the Archuleta County Victim Assistance Program (ACVAP) that all people have the right to live free from violence by providing support and advocacy services for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and/or other types of victimization caused by violence. Personalized assistance and support services include: safety planning, legal advocacy, human services advocacy, domestic violence and sexual assault education, individual/group counseling, emergency housing, transportation, and referral of clients to other supportive services. Additionally, ACVAP promotes effecting lasting community change through a primary prevention education program aimed at youth, specialized training to targeted audiences, and outreach efforts directed toward the community at large.
129 CR 250
Durango, CO 81301
4 The Children is a Durango-based non-profit serving the five-county region. 4 The Children is an umbrella organization for the local Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) program, the Safe Exchange and Supervised Visitation (SEPT) program, and the Child Advocacy Center (CAC). 4 The Children strives to protect childhood today for stronger families tomorrow through these three programs.
La Plata Family Centers Coalition
Supervised Visitation phone (970) 385-4747
Safe Exchange phone (970) 385-4747
Through education, resource networking, and positive relationship building, La Plata Family Centers helps form respectful, productive family partnerships that create thriving, empowered individuals who are self-reliant and who envision a hopeful future for themselves, their families, and their communities.The La Plata Family Centers Coalition provides direct support to families: health insurance enrollment, utility assistance, or a housing payment.
Rainbow Youth Center
Rainbow Youth Center's mission is to build a brave, anti-racist, anti-oppressive, non-judgemental, and visible space and community for Two Spirit, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, Intersex, Asexual (2SLGBTQIA+) youth, families and allies in Southwest Colorado.
La Plata Youth Services
2301 Main Avenue
Durango, CO 81301
La Plata Youth Services is an alternative for juveniles to the standard court process. La Plata Youth Services works to prevent youth from entering and furthering penetrating the juvenile justice system through Positive Asset Development, while holding them accountable to their victims. They also work with the victims of these offenders with victim support, a restitution program and victim offender mediation.
1099 Main Ave. #215
Dirango, CO 81301
Compañeros is a grassroots organization dedicated to empowering the immigrant population of the rural Four Corners region to live fulfilling lives, achieve self-sufficiency, and become active members of society. Theystrive to make our community a more inclusive and welcoming place where people from all different backgrounds can thrive and flourish.
Probation Victim Notification Program 6th Judicial District
Phone: (970) 385-6171
When an offender has been sentenced to probation for a qualifying crime under the Victim Rights Act, the victim services officer sends the victim of that crime an initial notification letter and brochure with information about the Victim Notification Program.
If the victim wishes to receive notifications about the critical stages of the offenders’ probation, they must return a “Request for Notification” form to the victim services officer. Once the victim requests inclusion in this program, they are then notified when critical stages of the offender’s probation occur.
These critical stages (as defined by statute) are:
• Any modification of the probation sentence
• Probation revocations
• Filing of any complaint, summons or warrant by probation or because the location of the defendant is unknown
• Change of venue or transfer of probation supervision from one jurisdiction to another
• Any request for the defendant's early release from probation
• Probation termination
• In domestic violence cases only, any conduct by the defendant that results in an increase in the probation supervision level.
If the victim does not choose to enroll in the Victim Notification Program, they will not be notified of these critical stages. Please contact the victim services officer for additional information about this program.
Colorado Organization for Victim Assistance COVA
2460 W. 26th Avenue, Suite 255-C
Denver, Colorado 80211
Phone: 303-861-1160 / 1 -800-261-2682
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.
Colorado Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CCASA)
Founded in 1984, the Colorado Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CCASA) is the collective voice of survivors of sexual violence and those who support a society free from violence and oppression. We work to eliminate sexual violence by providing education, training, and prevention initiatives;influencing public policy; advocating for resources; and promoting offender accountability. CCASA reduces the impact of sexual violence by advocating that each and every survivor is treated with dignity and respect, and has full access to quality services. We work with local organizations throughout the state to provide support through resources,training, and public policy.
Colorado Coalition Against Domestic Violence (CCADV)
The Colorado Coalition Against Domestic Violence (CCADV) is dedicated to the elimination of domestic violence in all of its forms. We recognize that this requires a fundamental change in society's views of gender and gender roles. Through community education, networking and the empowerment of battered women and children, CCADV serves as a forum for social action and the development of services for battered women and their families by bringing its membership and the community together. CCADV is a diverse network of rural and urban advocates who work together through the coalition to coordinate services, exchange information and work on issues of common concern, thereby providing statewide environment that will nurture members' local,community-based efforts to stop domestic violence.
Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)
The mission of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) is to end drunk driving, help fight drugged driving, support the victims of these violent crimes, and prevent underage drinking.
Department of Corrections Victim Services
DOC Victim Notification Program
PO Box 392004
Denver, CO 80239-8004
Phone 303-307-2225 or 800-886-7688
As a victim, there is no easy path to navigate the criminal justice system. The criminal justice system is large and often intimidating with many new terms and procedures to learn. Victim services works to reduce the confusion and frustration you might otherwise feel by providing clear and useful information in a timely manner. It is our promise to honor and respect you and to act as your guide while the offender is under the jurisdiction of the Colorado Department of Corrections.
It is our commitment to you and your family to provide direct and personal service. We want your voice to be heard through the duration of the offender's confinement in the Colorado Department of Corrections. We are always here to help you.
Colorado State Judicial Branch
Victims Rights Act Compliance