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.


PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given pursuant to Colorado Revised Statutes 24-6-402 that the Victim and Witness Assistance and Law Enforcement (VALE) Board of the 8th Judicial District will hold meetings at the dates and times listed below. Please direct all inquiries to Candace Smith, Victim Programs Manager, Office of District Attorney, 201 LaPorte Ave., Suite 200, Fort Collins, Colorado 80521; Telephone: (970) 498-7290; Fax: (970)498-7250.

Date Time Location
February 22, 2024 9am The location for all the meetings will be:
201 Laporte Ave., Suite 200
Fort Collins, CO 80521
May 16, 2024 9am
July 25, 2024 9am
October 9, 2024 9am
October 10, 2024 9am
December 2024 date and time TBD
  • People who attend the VALE meetings will be mentioned in the meeting minutes. However, VALE Board meetings don't allow for public comments or discussions. If someone wants to share their thoughts, they can submit a written letter to the VALE Administrator at least five working days before a scheduled meeting.
  • The members of the 8th Judicial District VALE Board can hold a closed-door session if they vote for it. This follows the Colorado Open Meeting Law - CRS 24-6-402(4) and VALE Bylaws.
  • To request copies of VALE policies, procedures, by-laws, Standards for the Administration of Colorado VALE Programs, or meeting minutes, please email Candace Smith, Victim Programs Manager, at smithcr@co.larimer.co.us or call her at (970) 498-7290.
  • To report a Standards violation, please contact the Division of Criminal Justice at 700 Kipling Street, Suite 1000, Denver, CO 80215, or call them at 303-239-5719 or 1-888-282-1080 (toll free).

Contact Us

Candace Smith, Victim Programs Manager
201 Laporte Ave., Suite 200
Fort Collins, CO 80521-2763
(970) 498-7290