Consumer Protection & Self-Help/General Resources
The ability of a District Attorney’s Office to help consumers with their complaints is often limited. District Attorneys do not have jurisdiction over most consumer complaints.
Nevertheless, a wide array of prevention and consumer awareness information, as well as consumer complaint referral and resource information, is available in this section. Additional general and self-help resources are also provided through this website.
There are acts against a consumer that do constitute criminal misconduct for which the Denver District Attorney’s Economic Crime Unit can pursue criminal charges.
The Unit investigates and prosecutes organized criminal activity, complex financial crimes, identity theft, criminal impersonation, theft, forgery, credit and debit card fraud, securities fraud, computer crime, and the financial exploitation of the elderly and other at- risk adults.
The Unit also prosecutes embezzlement, public corruption, and election fraud.
SELF-HELP & GENERAL RESOURCES
Civil/Small Claims Court/Traffic Division (County Court)
Civil Rights Complaints
Concealed Weapon Permits
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Denver City Government Services
Denver Health & Human Services
Emergency Needs Assistance
Mile High United Way
- Housing & Shelter
- Food Assistance
- Legal Assistance
- Health Services
- Mental Health & Addiction
- Crisis & Emergency
- Child Care & Education
- Aging & Disability
- Basic Needs & Financial
Immigrant & Refugee Assistance/Legal Assistance
Denver Immigration Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services
Website: Click here
Colorado Public Defender’s Office—Denver (criminal)
Pro Se Resource Center—Denver County Court (civil)
Room 280 A, Denver City & County Building
University of Denver Student Law Office (misdemeanor offenses only)
Survivors Organizing for Liberation (formerly CO Anti-Violence Program)
Provides freed survivor support, legal assistance, health & wellness providers and coverage referrals and other resources for LGBTQ citizens and crime victims
Statewide hotline: 888-557-4441
Sealing Criminal Records
(Café, computer lab & food bank available M-F, 8am-4pm)
The Center opened in August of 2015 and is the first of its kind, serving Veterans with housing, employment, benefits and support from a variety of Veteran-serving programs all in one location.
(The following services are also available at the Center by referral, appointment or walk-in. Check with the Center to determine availability of organization representatives. Otherwise, each of these service providers can be contacted separately for assistance.)
The CDLE provides a variety of services such as job search assistance, job fairs, registration with workforce centers, resume guidance, networking, labor market information, educational programs and unemployment guidance.
Public benefits, customized employment development services, assistance applying for VA benefits, referrals to counseling/mental health services.
VA administers variety of benefits and services that provide financial and other forms of assistance to Service members, Veterans, their dependents and survivors such as compensation, education and training, home loans, life insurance and vocational rehabilitation.
Services include case management, enrollment for VA medical and financial benefits, access to temporary housing and mental health services, showers, employment resources, and peer support services.
Volunteers of America—Back Home (SSVF)
Support services for veterans families (SSVF)/homeless: Case management, housing search counseling/assistance, education/employment counseling, temporary financial assistance, advocacy, referrals to community resources.
Volunteers of America—Women Veterans Program
Referral Lines: 720-663-0471 or 720-501-3369
Emergency and transitional housing for single women veterans and women veterans with children, case management.
Mental health screenings, triage and referrals for veterans and service members and their family members, significant others and children.
Assistance with filing for veteran benefits, claims and appeals. VAP also helps veterans seek discharge upgrades that may be preventing them from obtaining benefits to which they are entitled. While the VAP’s focus is on VA benefits and discharge upgrades, with the help of the Colorado Bar Association, the project also refers non-VA cases to other lawyers.
Veterans in need can meet with an attorney free of charge and get information on topics such as Veterans resources, benefits, taxes, housing and family law. Colorado Lawyers for Colorado Veterans is designed to provide veterans with assistance related to challenges in obtaining medical care, disability benefits, reemployment rights, consumer, housing, criminal and family law matters, and in obtaining legal counsel.
Provides courses for individuals to learn how to improve their financial health.
Team Rubicon works with veterans and community volunteers to help areas dealing with natural disasters. Vets can use skills developed through services such as medical training to reach those in crisis.
Soldiers’ Angels “Angel” volunteers assist veterans, wounded and deployed personnel and their families in a variety of unique and effective ways. Soldiers' Angels is approved to work within VA Hospitals. Volunteers visit patients, help coordinate events and activities, and much more to improve the living conditions and morale of the hospitalized or struggling veterans at the Denver VAMC.
The Mission Continues
The Mission Continues empowers veterans who are adjusting to life at home to find purpose through community impact. We deploy veterans on new missions in their communities, so that their actions will inspire future generations to serve. Our operations deploy veteran volunteers alongside non-profit partners and community leaders to solve some of the most challenging issues facing our communities: improving community education resources, eliminating food deserts, mentoring at-risk youth and more.
Through this unique model, veterans build new skills and networks that help them successfully reintegrate to life after the military while making long-term, sustainable transformations in communities and inspiring future generations to serve.
Metro Veterans Upward Bound (Metro State University of Denver)
Cost-free college preparatory program that will not only enhance veterans’ academic skills, but is also designed to demonstrate what personal commitments a full college course load will require. Upon successful completion of the VUB Program, veterans are not only familiar with the services and resources that would be available to them as college students, but more importantly they possess a renewed confidence in their academic abilities. VUB courses include Math, Science, Spanish, and English.
Honor Bell Foundation, Inc. is a Colorado nonprofit, 501(c)(3) corporation based in Denver. Creating a community of veterans to foster public appreciation of military service and honor their fellow veterans with a proper, final tribute is the foundation's mission. Its primary purpose is to provide a unique funeral honor for deceased military veterans through the slow ringing, known as tolling, of a 1,000-pound ceremonial bell.
The foundation also provides veteran outreach and community education through the recruitment of volunteer groups of Bell Guards to toll the Honor Bell.