The Colorado Legislature approved a bill that created the Victim Assistance and Law Enforcement (V.A.L.E.) program in 1984. The legislation crafted a funding mechanism that generates funds in each of Colorado's twenty-two judicial districts. The intent of the V.A.L.E. fund is to provide programs and services for crime victims and to assist law enforcement.

By state statute, the fund is administered by the District Attorney's Office and governed by a five-member board appointed by the Chief Judge of District Court. The fund provides grant money to assist agencies providing direct victim services in both Larimer and Jackson counties. Agencies apply for funding via a competitive grant process.


PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given pursuant to Colorado Revised Statutes 24-6-402 that the Victim and Witness Assistance and Law Enforcement (VALE) Board of the 8th Judicial District will hold meetings at the dates and times listed below. Please direct all inquiries to Kate Ashby, VALE Board Administrator, Office of District Attorney, 201 LaPorte Ave., Suite 200, Fort Collins, Colorado 80521; Telephone: (970) 498-7281; Fax: (970)498-7250.

Date Time Loction
May 19, 2020 1pm – 5pm 201 LaPorte Ave Ste 200, Fort Collins, CO 80521
July 30, 2020 1pm – 5pm 201 LaPorte Ave Ste 200, Fort Collins, CO 80521
October 6, 2020 9am – 4pm 201 LaPorte Ave Ste 200, Fort Collins, CO 80521
October 7, 2020 9am – 11am 201 LaPorte Ave Ste 200, Fort Collins, CO 80521
December 15, 2020 Noon– 2pm 613 S. College Avenue, Fort Collins, CO 80524
  • *Please note, some meetings may be held virtually
  • Members of the public attending the VALE meetings will be recorded in the meeting minutes. VALE Board meetings are not open for public comment or discussion. Persons my submit a written letter to the VALE Administrator at least five working days before a scheduled meeting.
  • The members of the 8th Judicial District VALE Board, upon affirmative vote, may hold an executive session pursuant to the Colorado Open Meeting Law -CRS 24-6-402(4) and VALE Bylaws.
  • To request a copy of VALE policies and procedures, by-laws, Standards for the Administration of Colorado VALE Programs, or meeting minutes, please call Kate Ashby, VALE Administrator at (970) 498-7281.
  • To report a Standards violation, please contact the Division of Criminal Justice, 700 Kipling Street, Suite 1000, Denver, CO 80215 or by phone at 303-239-5719 or 1-888-282-1080 (toll free).
  • Posted to public website on February 27th, 2020
    Kate Ashby, VALE Administrator

Contact Us

Kate Ashby, V.A.L.E. Administrator
201 Laporte Ave., Suite 200
Fort Collins, CO 80521-2763
(970) 498-7281