The Colorado Legislature approved a bill that created the Victim Assistance and Law Enforcement (V.A.L.E.) program in 1984. The legislation crafted a funding mechanism that generates funds in each of Colorado's twenty-two judicial districts. The intent of the V.A.L.E. fund is to provide programs and services for crime victims and to assist law enforcement.
By state statute, the fund is administered by the District Attorney's Office and governed by a five-member board appointed by the Chief Judge of District Court. The fund provides grant money to assist agencies providing direct victim services in both Larimer and Jackson counties. Agencies apply for funding via a competitive grant process.
Sunni Ward, V.A.L.E. Administrator
Eighth Judicial District Attorney's Office
201 Laporte Ave., Suite 200
Fort Collins, CO 80521-2763