The Colorado Victim Rights Act (VRA) provides constitutional protections for victims of crime, ensuring they are treated with fairness, respect, dignity and that they are free from intimidation, harassment and abuse.
Victims of specific crimes – such as crimes against persons – are eligible for constitutional protections under the Victim Rights Act. Established by the Colorado General Assembly, some of the offenses include:
In qualifying VRA cases, the District Attorney’s Office is constitutionally required to consult, notify and/or provide information to victims regarding:
Outside of the responsibilities of the District Attorney’s Office, other criminal justice stakeholders – including law enforcement, the court and state agencies – have additional constitutional obligations in respect to victims of crime.
For more information on the responsibilities of government stakeholders, critical stages, qualifying crimes and other constitutional rights under the VRA, view the Colorado Division of Criminal Justice VRA Brochure (PDF).