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Crackdown on stalkers soon will become law in Colorado

Victims of stalking and domestic violence will be able to breathe easier with the enactment of legislation denying bail between conviction and sentencing for perpetrators of felony stalking or domestic violence. Gov. John Hickenlooper signed House Bill 1150 on Wednesday, closing a potential loophole that let judges grant bail to felony stalking and domestic violence convicts who […]

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New board would help law enforcement track, curb domestic violence

The grim reality is that domestic violence is a driver in Colorado’s homicide rate. Tracking that violence to better understand it could lay groundwork for law enforcement and the rest of society to respond more effectively. It could even prevent more deaths. That’s the premise of a bipartisan measure that unanimously passed the Senate this week, […]

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Lawmakers work together to free stalking victims from rental agreements

State Sen. John Cooke, R-Greeley, at the Capitol, March 15, 2017. (John Tomasic/The Colorado Statesman)

Victims of stalking in Colorado will very likely soon be able to legally break their rental agreements — a proactive change in state law supported by sexual assault and victims’ rights groups and proposed in a bipartisan bill that is speeding its way through the Legislature. The state Senate judiciary committee on Wednesday voted unanimously […]

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Insights: Beautician’s chair the newest front on domestic violence

The unique bond between women and their beauticians is the newest front in Colorado’s fight against domestic violence. Freshman Rep. Edie Hooton, a Democrat from Boulder, will present Senate Bill 1175  to the House Public Health Care and Human Services Committee Tuesday afternoon. To get or renew a license under the proposal, barbers, hairstylists, cosmetologists, estheticians, […]

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Rose Andom Center opens doors to help domestic violence victims

The Rose Andom Center opened its doors to the public in late June, culminating more than a decade of work to make the state’s first family justice center a reality. The center will provide domestic violence survivors access to services ranging from social services, temporary housing to counseling, filing charges and obtaining a protection order. (Bernard Grant/The Colorado Statesman)
When the Rose Andom Center opened its doors to the public in late June, it marked the end of more than a decade of work to make the state’s first family justice center a reality. The center, located at 1330 Fox Street, will provide survivors of domestic violence a way to access services ranging from […]

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