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Resources and Support for the Victims of the Shooting in Boulder, Colorado

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OVC staff join President Biden in expressing our condolences to the families and loved ones of the victims of the shooting in Boulder, Colorado on March 22, 2021. We also express our gratitude to the brave officers who responded to the scene, among them Boulder Police Department Officer Eric Talley who was killed.

The following resources may be able to help victims, their families, and the community during this difficult time.

Resources are also available to help victim service providers, law enforcement, first responders, and community and faith leaders responding to this tragedy.

Victim Support and Helplines

Anyone Seeking Mental or Emotional Support

The City of Boulder encourages anyone seeking mental or emotional support to visit the CU Events Center for free services. Services are available from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The address for the CU Events Center is:

950 Regent Drive
Boulder, CO  80309


VictimConnect is an OVC-funded service that offers confidential assistance to victims of crime. Trained specialists are available to help you locate services in your area, including mental health counseling, legal services, and more. Contact VictimConnect from 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. eastern time at:

Phone: 855–4–VICTIM (855–484–2846),
Chat: https://chat.victimsofcrime.org/victim-connect
Dial 711 and VictimConnect staff can provide services through an interpreter in more than 200 languages, and to hearing- and speech-impaired individuals.

Disaster Distress Helpline

The Disaster Distress Helpline, funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, is a national hotline dedicated to providing year-round disaster crisis counseling.

This 24/7 toll free, multilingual, crisis support service is available to residents in the U.S. and its territories who are experiencing emotional distress related to natural or human-caused disasters, including incidents of mass violence. Contact the hotline toll free at 800–985–5990.

Victim Compensation

Colorado's Crime Victims' Compensation Program, funded in part through the OVC-administered Crime Victims Fund, may help offset a victim’s financial burden related to funeral, mental health, medical, and other expenses. Victims may apply through the 20th Judicial District by contacting:

Ms. Kim Stalnacker
District Attorney's Office
Boulder County Courts Building
1035 Kimbark Street
Longmont, CO  80501
Phone: 303–682–6801
Email: [email protected]


Date Published: March 24, 2021