Crime Victim Rights and Services

Colorado Victim Rights Act (VRA)

The Constitution of the State of Colorado and the laws of this state guarantee rights to the victims of the following crimes:

  • Murder in the first or second degree
  • Manslaughter
  • Criminally negligent homicide
  • Vehicular homicide
  • Assault in the first, second or third degree
  • Vehicular assault
  • Menacing
  • First or second degree kidnapping
  • Sexual assault
  • Unlawful sexual contact
  • Sexual assault on a child
  • Sexual assault on a child by one in a position of trust
  • Sexual assault on a client by a psychotherapist
  • Robbery, Aggravated Robbery & Aggravated Robbery of controlled substances
  • Incest and Aggravated Incest
  • Child abuse
  • Sexual exploitation of children
  • Certain crimes against at-risk adults or at-risk juveniles
  • Domestic Violence crimes
  • Stalking
  • A bias-motivated crime
  • Careless driving that results in the death of another person
  • Failure to stop at the scene of an accident where the accident results in the death of another person
  • Any criminal attempt, criminal conspiracy, criminal solicitation, accessory to a crime involving any of the crimes specified in this subsection
  • Retaliation against or tampering with a witness or victim, Intimidating a witness or a victim and Aggravated Intimidation of a witness or a victim
  • Indecent exposure
  • Violation of a protection order issued under section 18-1-1001, C.R.S.

If the victim is deceased or incapacitated, these rights are guaranteed to the victim’s spouse, parent, child, sibling, grandparent, significant other or other lawful representative.