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We’re hiring for 2 positions!

Public Policy Specialist Working with the Public Policy Director, the Policy Specialist will support the work of the Policy Committee, help implement our public policy initiatives, work to build the capacity of the state’s domestic violence programs, and widen our network of policy partners. This position includes significant administrative duties, and the Specialist will provide technical assistance to member domestic violence programs and allied partners. This position requires the ability to maintain confidentiality, exercise sound

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Board Announces New Executive Director

Dear Members and Partners, The Board of Directors of Violence Free Colorado is proud to announce the appointment of our new Executive Director, Roshan Kalantar, effective Jan. 17.  Roshan has been serving as the Associate Director of the Coalition since 2020, and has been working in the field of advocacy and gender-based violence for over 15 years. Born in Iran, Roshan grew up in Colorado and Arizona. She has lived and worked in Washington

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Executive leadership transition

Good afternoon members and partners of Violence Free Colorado, It is with a profound mix of sadness and gratitude that we are writing to inform you that Monica Rivera has given her resignation as Executive Director of Violence Free Colorado. Monica will stay in the role until mid-January, when she will take a position responsible for prevention education at the national level. We first want to extend gratitude to Monica for her remarkable contributions

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Pausing Stand Up Colorado

We’d like to let our followers know that we’ll be pausing Stand Up Colorado activities and communications for 2023. As many may know, we've experienced considerable transition the past several years. Pausing the campaign will give our staff a chance to regroup, and define and recommit to what our violence prevention work can look like moving forward. We want to be sure we’re giving prevention work the attention and resourcing it needs to be successful,

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Club Q

This for many is a time of loss, grief, a time for anger. November 20, 2022, was Transgender Day of Remembrance - a day set aside to honor the lives of those we have already lost.  The mass shooting at Club Q on the eve of Transgender Day of Rememberance reminds us that hate and oppression do not wait — even for our grief, even for our mourning.  We know that the violence targeted at

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To our community after SCOTUS’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade:

Violence Free Colorado wants to express our collective disappointment and anger at the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, thus ending the constitutional right to abortion. As the state’s domestic violence coalition, we feel a tremendous sense of responsibility to our constituents in the state right now. We feel a responsibility to raise awareness about the impact this decision will have on the material reality for survivors of interpersonal violence, and

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CAIA Scholarships for DVP-Funded Organizations!

Colorado's Domestic Violence Program (DVP) is pleased to offer DVP-funded organizations up to four registration reimbursements per organization for staff to attend the Colorado Advocacy in Action (CAIA) Conference June 14-16! DVP will also offer registration reimbursement for up to four individuals per DVP-funded organization for the June 13 pre-conference institute on the intersections of Deaf Culture, Racial Identity, and Language Access.  To claim your scholarships: Register your staff by May 20 to get

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CAIA 2022 Keynote Speaker

We're excited to announce our keynote speaker for our virtual conference this June! Learn more about Dominique Morgan here.  

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Recursos para ayudantes de víctimas/sobrevivientes

Los siguientes recursos para ayudantes son disponibles en español. Cubren una variedad de temas que muchas ayudantes se encuentran en su trabajo con sobrevivientes de violencia: Leyes de notificación obligatoria en relación con los adultos mayores: Comprender el papel de los defensores comunitarios contra la violencia doméstica Indemnización para víctimas de delitos: Información para defensores comunitarios y supervivientes Guía para la denegación de servicios y la remisión en el primer punto de contacto Información sobre

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DZIRAE GOLD Music Video Release Show

15% of ticket sales will be donated to our work at Violence Free Colorado! DZIRAE GOLD is a vocalist local to Denver with a style somewhere between Norah Jones and John Legend and a voice to match. Her fans often describe her voice as “liquid gold” and her performances to be “the perfect blend of soothe and energy.” DZIRAE fuses her classical vocal training with her love of jazz and soul to bring you this