Victim Assistance

The Victim Assistance program is a unit in the Delta County Sheriff’s Office.  Our program is designed to help the victim of crime from the moment the crime is reported until the case is through the criminal justice system.  The advocate is on call 24/7 to provide on-site crisis intervention to victims of violent crime and to family survivors in case of violent or sudden death.  Our advocate is trained to listen, offer support and give victims the information and/or referrals they need.  This also includes crime victim compensation that will assist with expenses and therapy.

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
Fax: 970-874-2027

Federal Victim and Witness Notification Regarding Criminal Illegal Aliens
Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) administers the Victim Notification Program which allows eligible victims and witnesses to obtain reliable and timely information regarding a criminal alien's release from custody.  Victims and witnesses must first register to receive notification of a criminal illegal alien's release.  See HSI Victim Notification Program for details.