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Colorado Judicial Branch opens application process for Family Violence Justice Fund grants

Friday, April 24, 2015

DENVER – The Colorado Judicial Branch announced today it has opened the application process for Fiscal Year 2016 grants from the Family Violence Justice Fund to fund programs that provide civil legal services to indigent Coloradans who are victims of domestic violence.

The Application form is now available on-line at https://www.courts.state.co.us/Administration/Unit.cfm?Unit=fvjf.  Completed forms will be accepted only via e-mail.

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.

Grants will be awarded based on a formula which considers factors including past participation in the program. For Fiscal Year 2016, $2 million is available for grants (additional funds may become available).

Applications must be received by the State Court Administrator’s Office by 5 p.m. Friday, May 29, 2015, to be considered for a grant. 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 at section 14-4-107 of the Colorado Revised Statutes.

Applications will be accepted only via email to carol.rigato@judicial.state.co.us.  The deadline to submit an application is 5:00 p.m., Friday, May 29, 2015.  Questions may be directed to Carol Rigato at the e-mail address above or by calling 720-625-5000.

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