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Family Violence Program Mission

To apply the resources and public spirit of the Colorado Bar Association to foster peace in our homes, workplaces, and communities by:

  • Educating and encouraging attorneys to respond appropriately to perpetrators, victims, and witnesses of family violence.
  • Participating in coordinated community responses to family violence.
  • Promoting pertinent responses for attorneys involved in family violence as victims, perpetrators, and witnesses.
  • Promoting the improvement of the legal system’s and the community’s responses to family violence.

Family Violence Program Objectives

  • Educate attorneys.
  • Assist lawyers who are victims and perpetrators.
  • Increase access to the legal system for victims of family violence.
  • Monitor legislation.
  • Work to improve how cases involving family violence are handled by the system.
  • Implement pilot studies in the area of law and family violence.