In honor of our 40th year, we are transitioning from CCADV to Violence Free Colorado, a name that reflects the future we are dedicated to building.
As Colorado’s state domestic violence coalition, we are committed to ending relationship abuse by learning from and leading in partnership with survivors and other anti-oppression movements. Preventing violence means changing our society and its institutions—targeting beliefs, behaviors, environments, structures, and policies that perpetuate violence, oppression, and inequality.
That is why we are Violence Free Colorado… we know that by addressing the root causes of relationship violence we also work to eradicate conditions where all violence originates. Our new name embraces the role we play as conveners among the many domestic violence advocacy organizations and allies in our state, helps us be more approachable to all Coloradans, and reflects our dream for the future.
What hasn’t changed—and will never change—is our commitment to promote safety, justice, and healing for survivors along with accountability for individuals using abusive behaviors. Thank you for your support over the past four decades! We’re glad to be sharing this milestone with you and working with you to create a truly Violence Free Colorado.