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DVP Alert - April 2017

posted Apr 3, 2017, 1:51 PM by Chelsea Baldwin - CDHS

Join DVP's Funding Proposal Review Panel

posted Feb 23, 2017, 2:33 PM by Chelsea Baldwin - CDHS   [ updated Mar 14, 2017, 11:24 AM ]

The Domestic Violence Program (DVP) at the Colorado Department of Human Services is seeking individuals to review proposals for funding. DVP provides funding for community-based advocacy services aimed at responding to and preventing incidences of domestic violence in Colorado.

Reviewers are needed from a wide variety of disciplines and backgrounds including those who work in or have worked in the victim services, nonprofit management, and other related fields in Colorado. Being a proposal reviewer is an excellent way to enhance your critical thinking skills, learn more about successful elements of proposal writing, and assist Colorado with our efforts to equitably award funding to organizations providing life-saving domestic violence services. 

Staff or volunteers working at programs applying for DVP funds are not eligible to serve as reviewers due to potential conflicts of interest. The total commitment for reviewers is 10 - 15 hours during the month of April. 

Reviewers are responsible for reading each proposal assigned to them, evaluating the proposal content, and scoring the content based on the criteria. Proposals will be made available electronically and scoring can be done remotely from any location. Reviewers will be asked to:
  • Complete the reviewer application: https://form.jotform.com/70236549992972 (approximately 10 minutes)
  • If selected, attend a reviewer orientation online training (approximately 1 hour and can be completed anytime between April 4-11)
  • Review and score 5 - 7 applications (6 - 10 hours)
  • Engage in follow up discussion with DVP staff (approximately 1 hour)
The deadline to sign up to participate in this Review Panel is March 30th.

If you have any questions, please contact Beth Collins at beth.collins@state.co.us.

Help For Abused Partners benefits from state tax checkoff

posted Feb 22, 2017, 11:00 AM by Chelsea Baldwin - CDHS

"Colorado taxpayers are being urged to use the taxpayer checkoff when they get their income taxes done to help fund state and local domestic abuse prevention programs.

Locally, checkoff funds go to help keep Help for Abused Partners going.

HFAP, which operates in Logan, Phillips and Sedgwick counties, gets about one-fourth of its annual $215,000 operating budget from the Colorado Domestic Abuse Fund, according to Executive Director Nikki Johnson."

Read the rest of the article here: http://www.journal-advocate.com/sterling-local_news/ci_30811077/help-abused-partners-benefits-from-state-tax-checkoff 

Reggie Bicha to taxpayers: Thanks for helping the Domestic Abuse Fund

posted Feb 21, 2017, 12:17 PM by Chelsea Baldwin - CDHS

Reggie Bicha, executive director of the Colorado Department of Human Services, has a word for taxpayers: thanks.

Last year they gave $175,000 to the Colorado Domestic Abuse Fund to help fund 47 local domestic violence programs to answer 64,643 crisis calls and help 22,650 adults and children, according to DHS.

A check-off donation on Coloradans’ state tax forms allows them to give. The General Assembly made Colorado the first state in the country to set up such a program in 1983.

To read the rest of this article, click on this link: http://coloradopolitics.com/bicha-domestic-abuse-fund/ 

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