Violence Free Colorado's Monthly eNewsletter
Violence Free Colorado's Monthly eNewsletter
News, Upcoming Trainings, Other Resources
November 2022
Monica Rivera, Executive Director
Hello from Violence Free Colorado!  
I'm super excited to begin this newsletter with some updates about our growing team! 

Corinne DiVittorio (she, her) is our new Finance, Operations, and Grants Manager! This role will replace the Finance Director position at the coalition, which I believe will be pivotal for our long term stability. Corinne started in early October and has already hit the ground running, making solid contributions to our internal infrastructure. She'll introduce herself in a future newsletter, but please join me in welcoming her to our crew! 

The next update to our team includes the one and only Katie Wolf. You may recognize her name because she's been our lobbyist for the last 5 years. After we struggled to generate a competitive pool of candidates for the full time Public Policy Director position, Katie graciously agreed to expand her role with us for the next year as our Public Policy Director. While this won't be a permanent change in roles for Katie, we're tremendously fortunate that she's willing to offer her expertise to help support our public policy work during this time of transition. 

As I enter the 6-month mark with Violence Free Colorado, I'm feeling excited about our current trajectory. I'm grateful that I get to work with such incredible humans everyday and I look forward to continuing to develop and grow partnerships with each of you. 

Thank you for all you do and as always, don't hesitate to reach out with feedback. I can be reached at

In solidarity, 

Coalition Updates

Brandy Walega and Miranda Encina
Training and Technical Assistance Team

Training and TA Team

12 - 1 p.m. Nov. 8 
Title: Address Confidentiality Program: Meet the New Outreach Coordinator & Learn About Voting Rights
Presenter: Olive Henline
ASL and Spanish interpretation provided. Tendremos la interpretación de ASL y español.

The Address Confidentiality Program (ACP) supports survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking by providing a legal substitute address to those enrolled, allowing survivors to keep their locations confidential from their abuser and the general public. Advocates statewide are encouraged to become Certified Application Assistants to support ACP enrollment. Join us to familiarize yourself with the ACP, with the option to pursue certification immediately following the training. Included in this webinar is a focused discussion on how to support the voter rights of ACP participants with current and upcoming elections. 

A weekly planner with doodles

Mark your calendars

December Facts & Snacks Webinar 
Noon Dec. 13 
Title: Protecting Survivor Privacy, Confidentiality, and Privilege
Presenters: Emily Tofte Nestaval, MSW and Kazi Houston, MSW, JD

MPX Virus - Technical Assistance Document

Learn more about the MPX virus and how to support clients who may have concerns about MPX in our new technical assistance document created for advocates and other service professionals. 

Resources and Other News

Find concrete examples for how to share pronouns, use and respect your colleagues' pronouns, and apologize and correct yourself if you misgender someone in this illustrated guide.  
This Code of Conduct was created to provide guidance for restorative justice facilitators in their work with LGBTIQA2S+ individuals and community members. Its contents are applicable beyond restorative justice facilitation; advocates working with domestic violence survivors may find the guidance provided useful for support group facilitation and more.
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