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    Family Justice Center Coming to Jefferson and Gilpin counties


    The First Judicial District Attorney’s Office is proud to announce that we are bringing a Family Justice Center to the First Judicial District, which serves Jefferson and Gilpin counties. More than 40 partner agencies will work together, under one roof, to provide services for victims of family violence. Family violence can include physical abuse, emotional abuse, harassment, threats, choking, murder, elder abuse, child sex trafficking, property damage, and child abuse.

    You are invited to learn more about our Family Justice Center at a community meeting on July 26, from 8:30-11:00 a.m. at the Jefferson County Courts and Administration Building, Hearing Room 1.

    One of the greatest challenges faced by victims in the aftermath of crime is trying to find a new state of normal. They are often overwhelmed and confused. While many services are currently available for victims in our community, access to those services may require travel to different offices or searching websites. Issues with child care and transportation to these appointments may result in victims making a decision not to seek out the help they need. Often victims return to their abusers for financial support, housing, and child care.

    “The Family Justice Center will make it easier for victims to seek help, reduce the number of times a victims has to their story, and will approve accessibility of services and resources,” said Family Justice Center Coordinator and prosecutor Candace Cooledge.

    The Family Justice Center is the gateway to a network of services designed to reduce family violence in our counties. As we reduce the occurrence of family violence, we also enhance public safety, help reduce violent crime and homicide rates, unite communities in support of crime victims, save tax dollars, and increase effectiveness of timely services.

    “Family violence is not just a family issue, it is a community issue,” said District Attorney Pete Weir, “We work hard to provide victims with the resources they need to keep them from returning to a dangerous home environment, but we can do better. Our Family Justice Center will allow us to enhance victim safety while promoting offender accountability and justice.”

    Currently we have over 40 partner agencies, including law enforcement, non-profit service providers, school districts, and government agencies. For more information about how you, your agency, or your community can get involved, contact Deputy District Attorney Candace Cooledge at 303-271-6929.


    FAMILY JUSTICE CENTER
    Partner Agencies

    FAMILY TREE
    THE ACTION CENTER
    RALSTON HOUSE
    VICTIM OUTREACH
    JEFFERSON COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES
    JEFFERSON COUNTY SHERIFF’S VICTIM SERVICES
    JEFFERSON COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
    JEFFERSON AND GILPIN COUNTY DA’S OFFICE
    GOLDEN POLICE DEPARTMENT
    ARVADA POLICE DEPARTMENT
    LAKEWOOD POLICE DEPARTMENT
    LAKEWOOD POLICE DEPARTMENT
    WHEAT RIDGE POLICE DEPARTMENT
    WESTMINSTER POLICE DEPARTMENT
    WESTMINSTER VICTIM SERVICES
    NATIONAL COALITION AGAINST DOMESTIC VIOLENCE (NCADV)
    COLORADO COALITION AGAINST DOMESTIC VIOLENCE (CCADV)
    FNE (through St. Anthony Hospital)
    BLUE BENCH
    COLORADO SCHOOL OF MINES
    CHILD CARE INNOVATIONS, RED ROCKS COMMUNITY COLLEGE
    TRIAD EARLY CHILDHOOD COUNCIL
    JEFFCO PROBATION
    JEFFCO R-1 SCHOOLS
    MILE HIGH MINISTRIES/JAMLAC
    ROCKY MOUNTAIN VICTIM LAW CENTER
    ROCKY MOUNTAIN POLICE CHAPLAINS
    SURVIVORS ORGANIZING FOR LIBERATION
    JEFFCO/GILPIN CASA
    SERVICIOS DE LA RAZA
    DOMESTIC VIOLENCE INITIATIVE (DVI)
    CENTURA HEALTH
    DR. KATHRYN WELLS (Denver Health, Children’s Hospital, CU, the Kempe Center)
    COVA – HUMAN TRAFFICKING PROGRAM
    INTERVENTION
    THERAPY DOG
    THE TRANSLATION & INTERPRETING CENTER
    LAKEWOOD MUNICIPAL PROBATION
    LAKEWOOD CITY ATTORNEY
    JEFFERSON COUNTY CORONER
    SENIORS’ RESOURCE CENTER
    LUTHERAN MEDICAL CENTER
    DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITY RESOURCE CENTER (DDRC)
    DENVER INDIAN FAMILY RESOURCE CENTER
    JEFFERSON CENTER FOR MENTAL HEALTH (JCMH)
    DEAF OVERCOMING VIOLENCE THROUGH EMPOWERMENT
    THE ARC – JEFFERSON, CLEAR CREEK AND GILPIN COUNTIES
    ALLIANCE TO LEAD IMPACT IN GLOBAL HUMAN TRAFFICKING (ALIGHT)
    ENERGY OUTREACH COLORADO

    Pam Russell
    Public Information
    303-271-6905
    prussel@jeffco.us

    July 13, 2017


    Last Updated: 7-13-2017
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