The Victim Rights Program as presently constituted by the State of Colorado was begun in 1991. Our program was one of the first county programs started on the western slope. Our Sheriff and the County Commissioners have been supportive of the program from its inception.
Originally funded by a Victim Assistance and Law Enforcement (VALE) grant, the program has expanded from one day a week to a full time position. The grant funding has shrunk down to a training scholarship valued at $500.00 each year. The position is funded solely by the County of Delta.
The advocate position is one of education, outreach, prevention, and assistance on many levels. Our advocate is involved in training volunteer advocates to assist the program and police academy cadets through the Voc-Tech program. We are active in participating with several different task force units in the area, including sexual assault, domestic violence, and suicide prevention. Our advocate participates in youth aggression, (including gangs, bullying, and date rape), substance abuse, and sexual abstinence presentations in the school.
If you are a victim in any circumstance, need support or guidance, or if you have any questions or suggestions for improvement, please feel free to call Monday through Friday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm 970-874-2007.
For more information on State of Colorado victims programs, visit the Colorado Department of Public Safety, Office for Victims Programs.
Victim Assistance Program
P.O. Box 172
Delta, CO 81416