The Denver Center for Crime Victims
|The purpose of The Denver Center for Crime Victims is to provide comprehensive and coordinated services to victims of crime and crime prevention education in Denver. DCCV is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit agency established in 1987 through collaborative effort by law enforcement and victim assistance agencies, social and community service providers, and dedicated individuals. These groups and individuals recognized the lack of services for victims of crime. In response, DCCV was created to provide 24-hour information, referrals, and services to victims of all types of crime and to link crime victims to other support services in the community.
DCCV services include the 24-hour Hotline, available in English, Spanish, and by Teletypewriter (TTY), which victims can call for emotional support, crisis intervention, case management, advocacy, emergency financial assistance for needs directly related to victimization, information and referrals. DCCV also offers programs for special populations including the Elder/Disability Program; Children, Youth and Families Program; and Spanish Response Program. In addition, the Volunteer/Intern Program prepares individuals to work with crime victims through the 40-hour training and ongoing supervision, and the Community Outreach/Education Program provides speakers for topics including crime prevention, victimology, vicarious trauma, victim empathy and crime victim's rights.