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Mosaic of Aurora

A church in Original Aurora that emphasizes the clear Biblical truth that God can put random, broken people and neighborhoods together and turn it into something incredibly beautiful.
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Victim Rights

Rights for Crime Victims

  • To be treated with fairness, respect and dignity.
  • To be free from intimidation, harassment, or abuse, and the right to be informed about what steps can be taken if there is any intimidation.
  • To a prompt return of the victim’s property after it is no longer needed as evidence.
  • To be informed of the results of any court ordered HIV testing.
  • To be informed of the availability of financial assistance and community services.
  • To receive annual updates on cold cases, upon written request. Rights During the Court Process
  • To be present and heard regarding bond reduction, acceptance of plea negotiations, case disposition, sentencing, or modification of sentence.
  • To consult with the district attorney prior to any disposition of the case or before the case goes to trial and to be informed of the final disposition of the case.
  • To be informed of the status of the case and any scheduling changes or cancellations.
  • To prepare a Victim Impact Statement and to be present and/or heard at sentencing.
  • To have restitution ordered and to be informed of the right to pursue a civil judgment against the person convicted of the crime.
  • To be assured that in any criminal proceeding, the appropriate action will be taken to achieve a swift and fair resolution.
  • Have a safe, secure waiting area during court proceedings
  • To know if the accused or convicted of the crime is released from custody, paroled or escapes.
The Rights of Victims PDF

Victim Compensation

If you have been physically or emotionally injured as the result of a crime, or a member of your family has been killed as a result of a crime, you may be eligible for compensation for your financial losses. Losses directly related to the compensable crime are eligible for reimbursement, and may include:

  • Medical Expenses
  • Mental Health Expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of support to dependents
  • Residential Property Damage to Exterior Windows
  • Locks and Doors
  • Funeral Expenses
To be eligible you must have reported the crime to a law enforcement agency, cooperated in an investigation and applied to be considered for assistance. To apply or for more information, contact: • Adams County 303-835-5615 • Arapahoe County 720-874-8500 Colorado website: www.dcj.state.co.us/ovp

Victims compensation resources

Domestic Violence

Victim's resources list

Food, Housing and Basic Needs

  • Food and clothing bank every sat 3-4pm
  • Referrals to housing
  • Client Advocacy Services (employment wage disputes, rental disputes, etc.)