How We Help
How Does the Center Help Victims?
Culturally and linguistically responsive crisis intervention services are available to all crime victims. The Denver Center for Crime Victims provides an immediate response to police requests for emergency services, as well as the victim’s call for help.
All DCCV services are confidential and provided by bilingual/bicultural counselors and trained student interns. With the generous support of our donors, all services are available at no cost and are provided in the native language of the client through DCCV’s in-house Translation & Interpreting Center.
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Interpreters, transportation and special needs accommodations are provided, at no cost, upon request.
- English Response
- Spanish Response
- 711 Relay Colorado for Hearing or Speech-Impaired
Food, clothing, shelter, financial aid, crime scene clean-up and other emergency needs. Click here for more information.
Communication of needs to employers, landlords, service providers, the criminal justice system and others.
- Crisis Counseling
Up to six sessions of short-term counseling to offer emotional support and explore recovery options.
Emotional support and education on the trauma recovery process.
- Information and Referral
Linking crime victims with available community resources and provide crime prevention education.
- Therapist Referral Directory
Linking crime victims to therapists in Denver who can provide long-term support and therapy. If you are a therapist in the City and County of Denver and would like to be added to our directory, please click here to download our application packet. All therapists must be licensed (or supervised by a licensed psychotherapist) and insured.
Click here for printable fact sheets on crime prevention methods including lighting, gun safety, keeping your kids safe from crime, and many others.
DCCV staff are skilled and knowledgeable on trauma recovery issues. Click here for information on the trauma recovery process, as well as printable fact sheets on trauma and choosing a therapist.
Volunteers and interns receive 40 hours of training to provide support to victims of crime.
- Community Outreach and Education
Speakers available to talk about crime prevention, victimology, vicarious trauma, victim empathy and crime victims’ rights.
Crisis intervention and case management services for victims who are 60+ years or have a disability.
- Workshops for kinship care providers
- Home safety assessments
Crisis intervention and case management services for victims who are children or youth and their families.
- BROTHERS™ (Brothers Reaching Out Toward Healing, Exploration, and Respect of Self) support services for boys and young men
- The Girls’ Group™ support services for girls and young women
- Homicide/Suicide Support Group – support services that address the specific trauma recovery needs of child survivors of homicide and suicide.
Immigration services for victims of domestic violence and/or sexual assault who meet the criteria of the Violence Against Women Act.
Translation and interpreting services (for a fee) for any business or individual. No cost translation and interpreting services for DCCV clients. More than 41 languages and dialects available. Contact (303) 996-0976 for information or to schedule an appointment.