Victim Advocate Program
About the Victim Advocate Program (VAP)
If you are ever the victim of a crime or other tragedy
- Ask the responding deputy for a victim advocate.
- An on-call VAP volunteer will respond quickly to offer much-needed support in the incident's immediate aftermath.
Victims of crime and other trauma
It is known that early intervention offered by an Advocate can significantly impact victims of crime and other trauma.
While family and friends can be the long-term support system for a victim, they often do not have immediate access to community resources.
An Advocate can provide guidance regarding the following:
- The criminal justice process.
- Housing for the safety of a victim, when necessary.
- Explanations for confusing law enforcement procedures.
- Applications for medical or counseling expenses.
The compassion and services offered by an Advocate can help guide someone from victim to survivor.
VINE Link System
VINE Link is the nation's leading victim notification network. This service allows survivors, victims of crimes, and other concerned citizens to access timely and reliable information about offenders or criminal cases in U.S. jails and prisons.
Sign up for custody status changes and criminal case information alerts by calling 888-263-8463 or visiting the VINE Link website.
Learn more about your rights as a victim
Information on the U Visa certification process
Are you in immediate danger?
Call 911 or the 24-Hour Crisis Line at 970-241-6704.
Hilltop Latimer House
The Hilltop Latimer House provides intimate partner violence and sexual assault services for anyone in Western Colorado, including Mesa, Montrose, Delta, and Ouray Counties. They offer emergency safe houses, advocacy, and 24-hour crisis lines.
1129 Colorado Ave
Grand Junction, CO 81501
Western Colorado 211
Dial 211 to be connected to a friendly Information and Referral Specialist. You can also search the Western Colorado 211 database online to find Community Resources.
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.