2022 Colorado Domestic Violence Fatality Report
The Colorado State Attorney recently released their Domestic Violence Fatality Review report for 2021. This report showed the highest number of fatalities since the state began tracking in 2016.
Our interim executive director, Stacie Sutter, spoke with CBS Colorado about these findings.
“We know that anyone regardless of age, race, ethnicity, gender, or sexual orientation can be a victim of interpersonal violence.”
Attorney General, Phil Weiser, also spoke on the need for community accountability and that the true goal is “to prevent domestic violence, save lives, and support victims.”
These new findings reveal what we already knew, that domestic violence and interpersonal abuse is a widespread issue that affects an intersection of populations in our community. This is a problem that can be fixed, but it requires a multi-faceted approach. That is what we at Crossroads believe and why we offer victims support through emergency response, legal advocacy, transitional housing support, and prevention education. Our staff, volunteers, and supporters help in making the vision of a community free of domestic violence and interpersonal abuse a reality.
To watch CBS Colorado’s full report, click HERE.
To read the full Domestic Violence Fatality Review Report, click HERE.
If you or anyone you know is a victim of domestic violence or interpersonal abuse please call our 24/7 crisis line at 970-482-3502 or 1-888-541-SAFE for free and confidential services.