The Colorado Organization for Victim Assistance (COVA) is committed to fairness and healing for crime victims, their families and communities through leadership, education, and advocacy. By operating in an inclusive and compassionate manner, COVA creates solutions and positive change.
The Colorado Organization for Victim Assistance (COVA) is a statewide non-profit membership organization that was founded in 1982 by crime victims and crime victim advocates. COVA became incorporated as a 501(c)3 in 1986. COVA is committed to fairness and healing for all crime victims, their families and communities through leadership, education and advocacy. We strive to operate in an inclusive and compassionate manner to create solutions and positive change for crime victims. COVA's vision is to be recognized as a national leader in building a collaborative environment where crime victims are given the opportunity to heal and restore balance to their lives. COVA's membership includes over 800 individuals from every sector of the victim assistance field, which includes, but is not limited to: systems-based advocates in the criminal justice system, community-based advocates working in non-profit agencies, victims of crime, prosecutors, judges, probation and corrections officers, as well as allied professionals such as therapists and school counselors, clergy, human services professionals and concerned citizens.
"Angels - Thank you so much for helping me with my bills this month. I was a victim of an attempted murder...Your help means so much to me"
"Thank you for making your funds available to the clients of the San Miguel Resource Center. It's nice to know that even in hard economic times our agency can rely on support from other victim service organizations in Colorado."
"Going to the COVA Conference showed me that there are people who have harder lives than people think and sometimes they need someone to talk to and comfort them and I met a great group of people who commit their lives to do that."
- Sarah, age 12
"I want to thank you for assisting me with my stay in Colorado Springs so that I may attend the trial of the individual who took my Son Kevin's life! This is a very stressful time in my life and your organization has helped to relieve some of that stress for me and as I said I "THANK YOU" so very much...it is a blessing to know that there are individuals such as yourselves out there to assist people in a time of need!"