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If you or a loved one has been victimized by a violent crime, the Crime Victim Compensation (CVC) Program may be able to help. While no amount of money can ease the trauma of a violent crime, CVC can help relieve the resulting financial burden on victims and their families.

The 21st Judicial District CVC Program provides up to $30,000 in reimbursement for expenses related to violent crime in Mesa County.

The CVC Program can help pay bills from a crime even when the person who did the crime was not arrested or found guilty at trial.

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CVC Board Meetings

  • The CVC Board meets the second Friday of each month at 9:30 am at 125 N. Spruce Street, Suite 201. 
  • The public is welcome to observe the meetings of the CVC Board. All CVC Board meetings, except for executive sessions, will be open to the public. Members of the public attending CVC Board meetings will be recorded in the meeting minutes.
  • CVC Board meetings are not open for public comment or discussion. Persons may contact the CVC Administrator, Jennifer Ballagh, by email at to have an item placed on the CVC Board's agenda for review. Requests received less than seven working days before a scheduled meeting will be deferred until the next scheduled meeting.
  • Persons in attendance at a CVC Board meeting demonstrating disruptive behavior or behavior that impedes the CVC Board's ability to function will be asked to leave the meeting.
  • The CVC Board shall review and discuss all claims, claim materials, claimant requests, medical reports, treatment plans, crime-related debts, or appeals in Executive Session as allowed by C.R.S. §24-6-402(4)(c), C.R.S. §24-6-402(34)(g), C.R.S. §24-72-202(4)(b)(4), and C.R.S. §24-7-204(1)(a), when non-CVC staff or CVC Board members are in attendance in order to preserve and respect the confidentiality of CVC claims and victim information as required by C.R.S. §24-4.1-107.5(2). 
  • Administrative matters and all funding decisions will be made outside of Executive Session. 

Public Notices & Agendas

View the public notice of meetings and agendas for the CVC Board by clicking the buttons below. 

Notices of CVC Board meetings are posted at least 24 hours prior to the meeting on this website and on the window of the lobby of the District Attorney's Office at 125 N. Spruce St., Grand Junction, CO 81502. 

Meeting Minutes

Requests for copies of CVC Board meeting minutes must be made in accordance with the Mesa County Policy for Requests for "Public Records" pursuant to the Colorado Open Records Act (CORA).  A written request may be submitted on the Mesa County Administration Open Records Request page.  Clicking the blue button below will take you to that page.

Make an Open Records Request

CVC Board Information & Vacancies

The CVC Board is made up of three community members from the 21st Judicial District (Mesa County).  Members of the CVC Board are appointed by the District Attorney.  Although appointed by the District Attorney the CVC Board is an independent Board.  The District Attorney does not and cannot influence any decision the CVC Board makes. CVC Board members are unpaid volunteers but they may be reimbursed for actual, reasonable, and necessary expenses directly related to the activities of the CVC Board.  

The CVC Board meets once a month to review applicant requests and make approval decisions. Board members also meet twice annually to conduct an in-depth review of administrative, programmatic, and financial matters.