Per C.R.S. § 24-31-702(2)(a), the Colorado Attorney General serves as the chair of the Colorado Domestic Violence Fatality Review Board, which is charged to:
- Examine domestic violence fatality data from the preceding year and identify trends;
- Identify measures to help prevent domestic violence fatalities and near-death incidents;
- Establish uniform methods for collecting, analyzing, and storing data relating to domestic violence fatalities and near-death incidents;
- Support local fatality review teams; and
- Make annual policy recommendations concerning domestic violence to the Colorado General Assembly.
The board was established in 2017 and its mandate was renewed for another 5 years in 2022.
The board is composed of a multi-disciplinary set of leaders and subject matter experts from across Colorado committed to preventing domestic violence and domestic violence fatalities. The board works together and in partnership with community partners to publish an annual report detailing data and trends related to domestic violence fatalities statewide and identifies policy recommendations to better prevent these tragedies. Each year the board also works closely with the Attorney General’s Office to implement the policy recommendations from years prior.
If you believe you are aware of a fatality that occurred within the context of domestic violence, please submit a report to our office.
If your community is considering starting a local domestic violence fatality review team, find the CDVFRB Protocol Manual here.
Past reports are available below.