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
What COVA is involved in:
Providing training and technical assistance on the Colorado Victims' Rights Act;
Training to assist member agencies to provide quality services;
Publishing standard mail and email Newsletters;
Publishing an online statewide directory of victim service providers;
Monitoring state & federal legislation affecting victims of crime;
Administering a Victim Services Internship/Mentorship Program to enhance delivery of services to underserved/underrepresented populations in the Denver metropolitan area;
Sponsoring the Annual COVA Conference for victim service providers and other interested parties;
Planning, developing, and hosting a Statewide Victim Assistance Academy to provide base-line training to those new to the field of victim assistance;
Public education to foster a better understanding of victimization;
Offering a voluntary Victim Advocate Certification Program for Colorado victim advocates;
Administering a Crime Victim Emergency Fund;
Developing a Crisis Response Team available to assist communities statewide;
We invite you to become an active member of COVA and help in the movement to advance victims' rights and services!
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