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Application period opens for Family Violence Justice Fund grants

Thursday, June 25, 2020

DENVER – The Colorado Judicial Department announced today it has opened the application process for Fiscal Year 2021 grants from the Family Violence Justice Fund, which funds programs that provide civil legal services to indigent Coloradans who are victims of domestic violence. The application form is now available here.  Applications must be received by the State Court Administrator’s Office by 5 p.m. Monday, July 27, 2020, to be considered for a grant.

The program was established by the General Assembly in 1999 to help indigent victims of family violence obtain legal services at no cost to them. To be eligible, organizations must be non-profit and currently serving the legal needs of indigent victims of family violence. Successful organizations must be prepared to provide full legal services, including but not limited to assistance with divorce, child custody, child support and other related civil matters. Additional information regarding the fund and qualifications for organizations receiving grants may be found in section 14-4-107 of the Colorado Revised Statutes. 

          Grants will be awarded based on a formula which considers factors including past participation in the program. For Fiscal Year 2021, $2.17 million is available for grants.

Applications will be accepted only via e-mail to Sierra.Candelaria@judicial.state.co.us.  The deadline to submit an application is 5 p.m. Monday, July 27, 2020.  Questions may be directed to Sierra Candelaria at the e-mail address above or by calling 720-625-5972.

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