Resources

Colorado Victim Compensation

https://dcj.colorado.gov/dcj-offices/victims-programs/crime-victim-compensation 

Victims may be eligible to receive up to $30,000 for out-of-pocket expenses not covered by insurance or other collateral resources, or up to $2,000 in emergency funds directly related to the crime.

VOCA Emergency Fund (must have a victim advocate)

COVA has partnered with the Division of Criminal Justice, Office for Victims Programs (DCJ OVP), ​for the VOCA Emergency Fund. ​​This program is intended to make life easier for crime victims in Colorado and for the advocates who work so tirelessly on their behalf. 

https://www.coloradocrimevictims.org/voca-emergency-fund.htm

Colorado Victim Rights Act

https://www.coloradocrimevictims.org/uploads/1/2/8/7/12873812/vra_short_2-2-21.pdf   

American Psychological Association 

Resources for Coping with Mass Shootings, Understanding Gun Violence

https://www.apa.org/news/press/releases/2017/10/mass-shootings 

The National Disaster Distress Helpline 

1-800-985-5990

Dedicated to providing crisis counseling and support 24/7/365 for anyone in the U.S./territories experiencing emotional distress or other mental health concerns related to any natural or human-caused disaster. Callers can connect with DDH hotline counselors in 100+ additional languages via third-party interpretation services. 

Managing your distress in the aftermath of a shooting

https://www.apa.org/topics/mass-shooting 

How to find a psychologist 

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/freudian-sip/201102/how-find-the-best-therapist-you 

For Teens: Coping after Mass Violence

https://www.nctsn.org/sites/default/files/resources/fact-sheet/for_teens_coping_after_mass_violence.pdf

Parent Guidelines for Helping Youth after the Recent Shooting

https://www.nctsn.org/sites/default/files/resources//parents_guidelines_for_helping_youth_after_the_recent_shooting.pdf 

Psychological Impact of Mass Violence

https://www.nctsn.org/sites/default/files/resources//psychological_impact_of_mass_violence.pdf 

Resources in Spanish

Guía para los Padres Para Ayudar a los jóvenes después de un tiroteo reciente

https://www.nctsn.org/sites/default/files/resources//parents_guidelines_for_helping_youth_after_the_recent_shooting_sp.pdf