Child victims of domestic violence have greater rates of behavioral, social, and emotional problems, cognitive delays, and long-term psychological effects such as post-traumatic stress disorder and depression. The Domestic Violence Program is the only program of its kind in the country and provides guardian ad litem teams to ensure the child’s best interests are addressed when a case is filed in Civil Protection Order Court.
Our goal is to protect children from further harm and prevent the family from entering the child welfare system.
An attorney guardian ad litem and another professional, such as a social worker, are assigned to every case where the parties to a civil protection order share children.
In cases involving domestic violence, we look at child safety as the paramount issue when considering when, and under what circumstances, children should be with each parent.
Our team is comprised of experts in objectively assessing family situations and making recommendations in the best interests of the kids involved.
Child Law Center GALs and social workers:
The Children’s Law Center provides a critical first step in creating a safe and stable environment for kids and preventing future child welfare involvement.
[The Domestic Violence Program] is the only program of its kind in Colorado, making Denver the envy of all the other county courts. Due to allocation of resource restrictions it initially focused on the most difficult cases but recently has been expanded to cover virtually all cases where children are involved in Denver. All the Denver judges have enthusiastically applauded the program.
Join us on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 from 1PM-2:30PM. The training will be held at Rocky Mountain Children’s Law Center, 1325 S. Colorado Blvd. in Conference Room B018, Denver CO 80222. The training is free and open to anyone currently serving crime victims in Denver County.
Linda Ferry, Crime Victim Compensation Administrator for the Second Judicial District will present on Crime Victim Compensation. This presentation will provide an overview and understanding of what the Crime Victim Compensation can offer. The agenda will include:
To register, please contact Tommie Evans at TEvans@childlawcenter.org or (303) 302/9929.
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