We are here to support you.
The verdict from Derek Chauvin’s trial gives us a small semblance of accountability for police violence against marginalized communities. While this verdict may offer some hope, we also acknowledge the continued violence and harassment that communities of color experience on a daily basis.
The Office of Victim Assistance (OVA) stands in solidarity with BIPOC communities and allies. We acknowledge that everyone processes these events differently and that they can elicit a range of emotions.
OVA is here to serve as a supportive resource for you and the CU community. If you need someone to talk to or would like assistance with connecting to resources, please call us at 303-492-8855. OVA will be hosting an e-Ask an Advocate session on Tuesday, Apr. 27 to answer questions related to discrimination and experiences of bias.
Welcome to the Office of Victim Assistance (OVA)
Traumatic events happen every day in all communities and CU's community is not exempt. Impact can vary and OVA strives to mitigate the impact of traumatic experiences by decreasing barriers and empowering victims/survivors in making informed decisions by providing free and confidential trauma informed services.
OVA provides free and confidential* information, consultation, support, advocacy and short term counseling services to University of Colorado Boulder students, graduate students, faculty and staff who have experienced a traumatic, disturbing or life disruptive event. OVA is not the office that investigates or adjudicates cases.
- If you have questions about OVA services, please call 303-492-8855 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- If you would like to meet with an OVA Advocate Counselor, PLEASE CALL 303-492-8855 at this time to initiate services/ask questions, see OVA COVID-19 update page
- If it is after-hours, nights and weekend, 24/7 support information available here.
- *For more details on confidentiality please visit the About OVA's page, confidentiality section