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The 28th Virtual Annual
Courage Walk !

Saturday, April 24, 2021
Courage Garden Entrance

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A small auction will take place on the Courage Walk Auction Facebook page immediately following the Courage Walk on Saturday, April 24, 2021.
The Auction will be available for 48 hours after the Courage Walk

Click here for our 2021 Courage Walk Auction on Facebook
Items will be posted on line for betting for 48 hours after the Walk with all proceeds going towards the VOI Courage Walk.

The 28th Annual VIRTUAL Courage Walk will be streamed on-line on our Facebook Page.
Courage Walk FaceBook Page

Download the Virtual Courage Walk PDF for all information and registration/donation forms
Courage Walk Registration

You are also welcome to film yourself doing the walk around your neighborhood and upload your pictures on the Facebook page.

The Courage Garden is dedicated to Crime Victims and County Employees. Designated for commemorative plantings, it is also a place of respite for those involved in court cases.

A special thank you to JeffCo Facilities Crew and to JeffCo Extension Service Master Gardeners for their hard work and dedication to the Maintenance of the Courage Garden, especially for the upkeep after the arson of the gazebo and surrounding areas.

Victim Outreach Incorporated launches the
Bricks of Courage Campaign

Click on the link below for the order form for Brick Markers!
Brick Markers USA (order form)
Consider adding $5 to pay for a "Paypal service fee"

The Bricks of Courage Campaign is an opportunity for you to permanently support the Courage Walk and VOI. The Courage Walkway will be laid in a spiral formation as a way to show interconnection between all those honored with a brick placement.
Your purchase of a Brick of Courage will serve as a reminder to all those that visit, the importance of celebration and relationship, even in hard times. We hope that the Courage Walkway will bring hope to those that pass by or sit to reflect on a loved on that is remembered with a Brick of Courage.
Your purchase of a Brick of Courage is a contribution to both the Annual Courage Walk and Victim Outreach Incorporated. Today, you can give “Hope” to victims with your brick purchase.
“Hope” is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul
And sings the tune without the words
And never stops at all
~ Emily Dickenson - 1830-1886

Thank You on behalf of VOI
and the Courage Walk.

National Crime Victims Rights Week
April 18-24, 2021


Compensation and Assistance Services

Compensation and Assistance Services State victim assistance and compensation programs are the lifeline services that help victims to heal in the aftermath of crime. Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) formula grants for crime victim compensation are awarded to every state, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, and Puerto Rico.
These grants supplement state funds that reimburse victims for out-of-pocket expenses resulting from the crime.

VOCA formula grants for crime victim assistance, awarded through subgrants to state agencies and local service providers, support direct services to crime victims in every state, the District of Columbia, and every territory. Through the VOCA Assistance Formula Grant Program, OVC supports thousands of victim assistance programs throughout the United States and its territories each year.
Visit the Office for Victims of Crime Website!
Click here: Office for Victims of Crime

Courage Garden Gazebo Destroyed by Fire
The gazebo was destroyed by arson on October 7, 2020. It was located in the Courage Garden, behind the courthouse, and was a sacred place of respite for hundreds of victims of violent crime in Jefferson county.
Gazebo in Flower

Donations for Rebuilding the Gazebo

Please help us to rebuild the Gazebo
Donate through Colorado Gives
Under "Special Instructions or Comments for Nonprofit" please write in
"Courage Garden Gazebo"
The loss of the gazebo, the cornerstone of the Courage Garden, is heartbreaking for those of us who love and appreciate the beauty and gifts of comfort, solitude and peace it provided.

And while we mourn this, we are so thankful that no one was hurt and that the fire didn't spread to the rest of the garden. Many thanks to Golden police and Fire and the citizens that reported the flames.
gazebo images
We are also thankful for the outpouring of support, offers to help and the donations toward rebuilding the gazebo. And rebuild it we will! We have an amazing community and we appreciate you, more than you know.
gazebo images
The gazebo was dedicated to Sgt.Tim Mossbrucker, with the Jeffco SO, a fallen officer in the line of duty.

Jeffco law enforcement agencies donated the funds for the community to build the gazebo in his memory. Sgt. Mossbrucker’s father built the wooden benches inside.
Thank You!

On behalf of VOI
and the Courage Walk.

Services for Primary and Secondary Victims

Victim Outreach Incorporated offers comprehensive support services to victims of crime and/or trauma. Primary clients include those who have been impacted by criminal acts or non-crime related traumatic events such as suicide, SIDS death, fatal car accident or natural disaster.

Services are also provided to secondary victims - family members or witnesses who were seriously impacted by the trauma.

Crisis & Trauma

A crisis reaction is a normal reaction to an abnormal event. The sort of events that can cause serious distress can include involvement in/or witnessing:

  • Personal trauma, such as abuse, sexual assault, robbery or burglary
  • Suicide, severe injury, sudden death (by accident, homicide or natural causes) of family or friends
  • Events that happen to the person’s community, such as fire, flood, terrorism

Service Area

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Our service area includes:

  • Arvada
  • Golden
  • Edgewater
  • Lakeside
  • Mountain View
  • Morrison
  • Wheat Ridge
  • Colorado School of Mines
  • And victims with no local advocate who are referred to VOI

If you were a victim of a crime in VOI's service area and need assistance:

  • Contact VOI at 303-202-2196
  • If you were victimized elsewhere, contact the law enforcement agency in the city where the crime occurred and ask to speak with someone in their victim services unit
  • You may find a list of local agencies and issue specific resources here.
  • If you live in our service area but were a victim of a crime in another state or city, and need local support or resources, contact VOI for assistance.

Training & Collaboration with Agencies and Groups

In addition to direct service delivery VOI also engages in extensive training, networking and collaboration with other service providers, first responders and law enforcement agencies to further strengthen a coordinated and effective response to victims. Read more. . .

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