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About the Victim Advocate Program (VAP)

If you are ever the victim of a crime or other tragedy

  • Ask the responding deputy for a VAP volunteer.
  • An on-call VAP volunteer will respond quickly to offer much-needed support in the incident's immediate aftermath.
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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.

A VAP can provide guidance regarding the following:

  • The criminal justice process.
  • Housing when necessary for the safety of a victim.
  • Explanations for confusing law enforcement procedures.
  • Applications for medical or counseling expenses.

Their compassion and services can get a person on the road from victim to survivor.



Photograph of a Victim Services Representative speaking to clients


VINE Link System

  • The nation’s leading victim notification network.
  • Allows survivors, victims of crime, 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 their website.


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Learn more about your rights as a victim

Victim Services - Rights of Victims Brochure

Information on the U Visa certification process

Victim Services - U Visa Certification Process and Application

Are you in immediate danger?

Call 911 or the 24-Hour Crisis Line at 970-241-6704.

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.

Hilltop Latimer House

Western Colorado 211

Dial three simple digits: 211

  • A friendly voice will be available to talk with you.
    • Monday through Friday:  8:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Search their database to find Community Resources.

Connect to an Information and Referral Specialist now.


Mesa County Coroner’s Office

Mesa County District Attorney’s Office


Victim Services Survey

Contact Us

Tracy Baker, Victim Services Coordinator

Office Phone: 970-244-3275