The safety and rights of survivors of domestic violence and their children from every community in our state are directly affected by local and state laws and policy.

That’s why Violence Free Colorado proactively advocates at the state Capitol and with other governmental agencies to address domestic violence. We work closely with Colorado’s domestic violence shelters and programs to understand the ongoing and emerging needs at the local and state level, and then we ensure that policymakers at the state level hear and understand those needs. Violence Free Colorado also works closely with national domestic violence coalitions and Colorado’s Members of Congress to help them understand the needs of those affected by domestic violence in Colorado at the national level.

Learn about Violence Free Colorado’s public policy priorities.

Violence Free Colorado Public Policy Work in the News

Stakeholders divided as Colorado’s red flag law goes into effect Jan. 1 (12/31/19)

Domestic violence fatalities increase as guns, gender dynamics play a role (12/13/19)

Democrats to introduce paid family leave (3/4/19)

Colorado organizations that rely on federal funding worried about shutdown impacts (1/6/19)

Health-Rule Change Could Jeopardize Safety of Domestic-Violence Victims (8/5/18)

Aurora legislator’s bill would eliminate lease agreements for victims (2/16/17)