Victim Records Requests
Requests for documents and other material in the possession of the District Attorney’s Office other than through the discovery process are governed by the Colorado Open Records Act (CORA), C.R.S. 24-72-200.1 et seq. and the Colorado Criminal Justice Records Act (CCJRA), C.R.S. 24-72-301 et seq.
Anyone other than the defendant or the defendant’s attorney wishing to request discoverable materials from the District Attorney’s Office must do so by filing a CORA/CCJRA Request Form and submit it to the District Attorney’s Office with a $25 review fee*. Once received, a lawyer will review the request to determine what materials, if any, are approved for release. Any documents produced as a result of a criminal justice records request will be redacted of all personal information for all involved parties. NOTE: Information identifying juveniles, sex assault victims, and child victims are by law protected from public disclosure.
Because the District Attorney’s Office is a criminal justice agency, most of its records will be criminal justice records, and therefore records requests will generally fall under the provisions of the CCJRA. Criminal justice records for a specific case are generally not releasable until after the case has been closed, meaning no further court action is pending. Additionally, the recommended response times in CORA are not found in CCJRA. Further, under CCJRA, with the exception of records of “official action,” as defined, the disclosure of other criminal justice records is at the discretion of the custodian, and may be denied where the custodian believes disclosure would be contrary to the public interest.
Crime victims may request records of the case they are involved in. To make that request, please contact your victim advocate or call the main number of the District Attorney’s Office, 720-913-9000.
*All fees will be waived when the victim is the requesting party.