The Colorado Judicial Branch announced today it has opened the application process for Fiscal Year 2013 grants from the Family Violence Justice Fund, which funds programs that provide civil legal services to indigent Coloradans.
Application forms will be available Monday, April 16, 2012 at http://www.courts.state.co.us/Administration/Unit.cfm/Unit/fvjf and will be accepted only via email.
The program was established by the General Assembly in 1999 to help indigent victims of family violence obtain legal services at no cost to them.
Grants will be awarded based on a formula that considers factors including past participation in the program. For Fiscal Year 2013, $625,000 is available for grants.
Applications must be received by the State Court Administrator’s Office by Friday, May 25, 2012, to be considered for a grant. To be eligible, organizations must be non-profit and currently serving the legal needs of indigent victims of family violence.
Successful organizations must be prepared to provide full legal services, including but not limited to assistance with divorce, child custody, child support, and other related civil matters. Additional information regarding the fund and qualifications for organizations receiving grants may be found in section 14-4-107 of the Colorado Revised Statutes.
Applications will be accepted via email only at email@example.com. Questions may be directed to Jessica Zender at the email address above or by calling (303) 861-1111.