CCADV gives survivors of domestic violence a voice, from the state Capitol to Capitol Hill.

HB1080 Becomes Law! (June 10, 2016)


Action Alert: HB-1080 Assault By Strangulation (April 8, 2016)

Action Alert: Domestic Violence Habitual Offender Legislation (February 2, 2016)

Action Alert on Strangulation (October 30)


In addition to working on these priority bills, CCADV works on dozens of other bills that directly or indirectly affect survivors of domestic violence and their children, as well as the domestic violence shelters and programs that assist them. These bills involved a variety of issues that touch every aspect of the lives of domestic violence survivors and their children, including rights of crime victims, human trafficking, firearms, access to justice in the civil legal system, offender payment of victim restitution and surcharges that support victim services, criminal justice system charges and process, immigration, and children and youth, for example. Our policy advocacy efforts are geared towards ensuring safety and justice for domestic violence survivors and enhanced accountability for offenders.

For more information about our 2015/16 policy work, email lwaligorski(at) or sign up to receive action alerts and the most current information on CCADV’s policy efforts, or for information about joining CCADV’s Public Policy Committee.

We Need Your Input!

Colorado Survivor Voices on Strangulation Survey: Improving the response to crimes involving strangulation has been identified as a top policy priority for the CCADV by our members.  In order to do this we are seeking more information documenting survivors experiences. The survey is brief and should take less than 10 minutes to complete. All answers to the survey will remain confidential.  Ideally survivors completing the survey will do so with the support of an advocate as answering these questions may be an emotional trigger.

We are hoping to have 200 or more survivors complete the survey and to do this we will leave the survey open through 2016!

More info? Contact CCADV Public Policy Director Lydia Waligorski.