Victim's Assistance Unit

Crisis Intervention

The Victim's Assistance Unit is served by a coordinator, staff member, and community volunteers who give their time serving crime victims. The unit provides on-call service for crime victims 24 hours a day, seven days a week for crisis intervention needs. In addition, the program offers referrals to support services and assistance through the court process.

If you are a victim of certain crimes in the State of Colorado, your right to be informed and to participate in critical stages of the criminal justice process related to the crime is guaranteed by the Colorado Constitution. This page will assist you if you are a victim of a crime (in the City of Sheridan and State of Colorado) by providing you with some information that may be helpful to you during your time of need.

Helpful Phone Numbers

Victim Assistance Program
Sheridan Main Line
Sheridan Non-Emergency Dispatch
Main Court Number
18th Judicial District Attorney's Office
18th Judicial District Victim Compensation Program
The Blue Bench
Gateway Domestic Violence Services
303-343-1851 (Crisis Line)
303-343-1856 (Administration)
Project Safeguard
Department of Human Services
Asian Pacific Development Center
Servicios de La Raza
Colorado Legal Services
AllHealth Network
303-730-8858 (Crisis)
303-730-8858 (Information and Appointments)
Angel Eyes - SIDS
Colorado Crisis Services
1-844-493-TALK (8255)
Text TALK to 38255
Mi Gente
303-718-8289 (Español)
303-894-8000 (English)

Victim Assistance Guarantee

If the victim is deceased or incapacitated, these rights are still guaranteed to the victim's spouse, parent, child, sibling, grandparent, significant other, or lawful representative.

Crimes Covered by the Victim Rights Act

The Constitution of the State of Colorado and the laws of the state [Section 24-4.1-302(1) C.R.S] guarantee certain rights to victims of the following criminal acts:

  • A bias motivated crime;
  • Assault;
  • Careless driving that results in the death of another person;
  • Child abuse;
  • Crimes against at-risk adults and at-risk juveniles;
  • Crimes for which the underlying foundation has been determined to be domestic violence;
  • Crimes involving child prostitution;
  • Criminally negligent homicide and vehicular homicide;
  • Failure to stop at the scene of an accident that results in serious bodily injury;
  • Failure to stop at the scene of an accident that results in the death of another person;
  • First degree arson;
  • First degree burglary;
  • Harassment that is bias motivated;
  • Human trafficking;
  • Incest and aggravated incest;
  • Indecent exposure;
  • Intimidation and aggravated intimidation of a victim or witness;
  • Invasion of privacy; 
  • Invasion of privacy for sexual gratification;
  • Kidnapping;
  • Manslaughter;
  • Menacing;
  • Murder;
  • Posting a private image for harassment or pecuniary gain;
  • Retaliation against a judge, prosecutor, elected official or juror;
  • Retaliation against a victim or witness;
  • Robbery—aggravated, aggravated of a controlled substance;
  • Second degree burglary;
  • Sexual assault;
  • Sexual exploitation of children;
  • Stalking;
  • Tampering with a victim or witness;
  • Vehicular Assault;
  • Violation of a criminal protection order issued against a person charged with domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking
  • Any criminal attempt, conspiracy, criminal solicitation, or accessory involving any of the crimes specified above. If a victim is deceased or incapacitated, these rights may be exercised by the victim’s spouse, parent, child, sibling, grandparent, grandchild, significant other, or other lawful representative.