We advocate for legislation that impacts domestic violence survivors in the Colorado State Legislature and Congress, educating our membership about the policy process, and helping connect them with their legislators.
We also provide input on court rules and state agency policies related to survivors and domestic violence programs, as well as participate on committees and work groups that address a variety of social justice issues.
The 2021 Colorado legislative session ended June 8 with a series of victories for domestic violence survivors and programs. Read our report on these legislative changes. A huge thank you to everyone who helped get these bills passed!
Learn more about HB21 – 1255, which clarifies a process for courts, law enforcement, and defendants/respondents on relinquishing firearms when a person is subject to a qualifying protection order and/or convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence.
Read more about HB21 – 1165, which improves access to medical care for those who have experienced strangulation.