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Am I Covered under the Victim Rights Act (VRA)?

Since January of 1993, victims of "crimes against persons" in Colorado are afforded specific rights pursuant to the Victim Rights Act (VRA). The VRA provides victims with a more active role in the criminal justice process in an attempt to balance the historically inequitable scales of justice. Below is the list of crimes covered by the Victim Rights Act.

If you or a loved one has been a victim of the following types of crimes in the State of Colorado, your right to be informed and to participate in critical stages of the criminal justice process related to the crime is guaranteed by the Colorado Constitution. This page will assist you if you are a victim of a crime in the City of Colorado Springs and the State of Colorado, by providing you with some information that may be helpful to you during your time of need.

Crimes Covered Under the Victims' Rights Act


  • Murder, Manslaughter
  • Criminally negligent homicide and vehicular homicide
  • Assault - 1st, 2nd, 3rd
  • Robbery - aggravated, aggravated of a controlled substance
  • First Degree Burglary
  • Menacing
  • Kidnapping
  • Sexual Assault - 1st, 2nd, 3rd, on a child, on a child by one in position of trust, on a client by a psychotherapist
  • Invasion of privacy for sexual gratification
  • Incest
  • Child abuse
  • Sexual exploitation of children
  • Human Trafficking
  • Crimes (VRA) against at-risk adults or at-risk juveniles
  • Crimes for which the underlying foundation has been determined to be domestic violence
  • Careless driving resulting in death
  • Failure to stop at the scene of an accident involving a death
  • Stalking
  • Bias-motivated crime
  • Any criminal attempt, conspiracy, criminal solicitation, or accessory involving any of the crimes stated above
  • Violation of a protection order against a person charged with committing sexual assault
  • Indecent exposure
  • Intimidating a victim or a witness
  • Tampering with a victim or witness
  • Retaliation against a victim or witness
  • Retaliation against a judge or juror






Links to Other Sites

Asian Pacific Development Center

Colorado Organization for Victim Assistance

District Attorney's Office


4th Judicial District

El Paso Sheriff's Office

Safe Passage

State Patrol


The National Center for Victims of Crime

Office for Victims of Crime

National Victims' Rights Constitutional Amendment Network