Victim Rights and Assistance
The Greeley police department, in cooperation with the departments of Evans, Windsor, Kersey, Ault, LaSalle, Milliken, Johnstown, and Eaton, provides assistance to victims of crimes. Please call us at 970-351-5345 for additional information.
If this is an emergency, please call 911.
Victim's Rights Act
Victims of the crimes specified within the Victim's Rights Act C.R.S.24-4.1-301 have the right to:
- Be treated with dignity, fairness, and respect
- Be informed about what steps can be taken if he or she is subjected to intimidation or harassment
- Information on all charges filed
- Notification of any change in the status of the accused
- Input into decisions regarding plea bargains, sentencing and parole hearings
- Restitution or civil remedy
- Release of property after the case is settled and it is no longer needed as evidence
- Employer intercession
- Notification of all case dispositions
- Timely notification of all court dates
- Instruction on community resources and other information that will assist recovery.
After conviction of a crime against a victim, and upon written request from the victim, your state or local correctional authorities will notify the victim of:
- The institution where the person is incarcerated or otherwise being held
- The projected release date of the person
- Any release of the person, including furlough, work release, or community corrections in advance of release
- Scheduled parole hearings for the person and any changes in hearing schedules
- Any escape of the person from a correctional facility or program
- Any release or discharge from confinement of the person and conditions of that release
- The death of the person while in a correctional facility or program
In addition, upon request of the victim, correctional officials will keep confidential the victim’s or immediate family’s addresses, phone numbers, places of employment, or other personal information.
If all local efforts to obtain your rights have failed, you may request assistance from the Victim’s Compensation and Assistance Coordinating Committee. For additional information, call the Office for Victim’s Programs at the Division of Criminal Justice 303-239-4442 or 1-888-282-1080, toll free.
As a victim of one of the crimes specified in the Victim’s Rights Act you may be entitled to the following services:
- Immediate crisis intervention and follow-up support
- Special services for juvenile, elderly or disabled victims
- Referral to public and private individuals and organizations providing
- Medical and other emergency services
- Mental health and social services
- Financial assistance
- Translation services
- Intervention with creditors, landlords and employers
- Legal resources
- Rehabilitative services
- Transportation and child care services
- Information about obtaining public records, including police reports
- Information about protective orders
- Other support services
Please visit our records request
page for information on obtaining records.
Protection for crime victims
Temporary restraining orders may be obtained by contacting the Family Court Clerk’s Office located in the Centennial Center 915 10th St., 351-7300 x4320. Assistance may be requested by calling GPD Victim Assistance Phone Number 970-351-5345. A restraining order produced by a private attorney is always an additional option. Modification of Protective Orders are done only by contacting the District Attorney’s Victim/Witness staff.
The DA Victim/Witness office will assist with forwarding any specific requests related to your case from the victim to the D.A. for their consideration.
Intimidation, harassment, and stalking are crimes and should be reported to local police. If you are in danger at anytime, call 911.
Victim compensatory benefits
If you or a member of your family has been injured as a result of a crime, you may be eligible for compensation for financial loss.
The Victim Compensation Board may award for:
- Medical and Hospital expenses
- Outpatient care
- Loss of medically necessary devices, such as eyeglasses or hearing aids
- Burial expenses
- Loss of earnings
- Loss of support to dependents
- Repair of residential doors, windows or other security devices.
To see if you qualify for Victim Compensation contact the Victim/Witness Office during normal business hours at 356-4010 Ext. 4746, or the Victim Services Unit at 970-351-5345.
What Can I Expect
The initial shock following a crime, sudden death, or other trauma is a harsh and painful reality for everyone involved. As individuals we often react in many different ways when faced with crisis. Some common reactions may include:
- Shock, disbelief, numbness
- Anxiety, panicky feelings
- Feeling “lost” or difficulty concentrating
- Irritability, tearfulness, or anger
- Blaming, self-doubt, guilt
- Sleeping disturbances, loss of appetite
- Flashbacks, unwanted memories
- Depression or sadness
- Withdrawal or isolation
- Relationship problems
- Unexplained physical pain
After some time has passed, it is possible to experience a full life after a crime or tragedy. As most people work through their feelings about the event, they begin to accept that they did the best they could under the circumstances, and have renewed energy to focus on their lives again.
Weld County services
|Greeley Police Department
|Greeley Police Investigations
|Victim Services Program
|Evans Police Department
|Windsor Police Department
|Kersey Police Department
|La Salle Police Department
|Johnstown Police Department
|Milliken Police Department
|Eaton Police Department
|Ault Police Department
|Weld County Sheriff (Jail)
|District Attorney’s Office
|Victim Compensation Program
|A Woman’s Place
|SAVA (Rape Crisis)
|North Colorado Medical Center
|North Range Behavioral Health
|Island Grove (Detox)
|Suicide Education & Support Services
We are sorry to learn that you have been the victim of a crime. This experience may have created stress, fear, or confusion for you, and we would like to offer our help with any problems you may be experiencing as a result of this crime.