1 PROJECT HOMELESS CONNECT INSTRUCTIONS FOR LEGAL VOLUNTEERS Thank you for participating in this important effort. We are delighted you are involved. Here are a few reminders regarding what will happen at the Project Homeless Connect event: 1. Volunteer coordinators will be available during the day for any questions you have. They are wearing purple name tags. Connie Talmage, Colorado Lawyers Committee Tim Macdonald, Arnold & Porter LLP Peter Schwartz, Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP Alice Norman, Denver Municipal Public Defender, Law Office of Frank Moya Peter Komlos-Hrobsky, Colorado Legal Services Carmel Gill, Association of Corporate Counsel Colorado Chapter Liza Prado, Colorado Lawyers Committee Marcela Mendoza, Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. Linda Teater, Arnold & Porter LLP Susan Cole, Arnold & Porter LLP 2. Our job is to provide legal referrals. If you have questions about the difference between legal referrals and legal advice, please ask one of the volunteer coordinators. 3. You will be paired with another volunteer. Since many of us are relatively new to the issues we will encounter, we hope this pairing will make your job easier. 4. One of our goals for Project Homeless Connect is to give each person a positive experience. There are many preconceived notions about being homeless in our society, and the individuals who participate in Project Homeless Connect often live out a traumatic and isolating reality. Often the smallest gesture goes a long way to making a homeless person (or any person) feel better about a frustrating legal matter. Eye contact, active listening and being sensitive to the diversity of issues facing people who are homeless are simple ways to improve someone s experience at Project Homeless Connect. 5. You will receive a Legal Resource Directory that contains referral information for 18 subject areas. Once you have identified the presenting issue, please refer to the Directory (organized and tabbed by subject) to determine the referral information you want to provide. If you need help locating an appropriate referral, please feel free to consult with one of the volunteer coordinators. 6. You may also want to consider whether there are other services available at the event that are appropriate referrals. A memo describing those services is included in the Legal Resource Directory, and is located on the back insert of this binder. Also feel free to use one of the computers to search for a resource you are aware of that is not included in the binder. 7. You will give each participant you see a Legal Resources Information Sheet. These forms are in the front pocket of the Directory and are available in Spanish (green) and English (blue). Please be sure to fill out the description of the legal problem and then clearly indicate the organization you think the individual should contact. 8. We ask you to keep track of your interactions on the Volunteer Log Sheet. Copies are also located in the front pocket. Ask for the first name only and if an individual is unwilling to give his/her name, just put unknown or some other comment in the first column. We hope you have a great day and enjoy your participation. Thanks again! This Legal Resources Directory was printed compliments of Ricoh Legal Services. Many thanks to Ricoh for its generosity and ongoing support! COLORADO LAWYERS COMMITTEE LEGAL RESOURCE DIRECTORY
2 Bankruptcy Issues Bankruptcy Pro Bono Program Faculty of Federal Advocates Ms. Peggy Lord, Administrator th Street, Ste 3000 Denver, CO Phone: (303) Website: Will provide debtor representation in adversarial proceedings if income-eligible; will not file individual petitions on behalf of debtors for chapters 7 or 13. Website lists requirements for pro bono recipients (includes income and family unit size). Debtors must have a copy of summons and complaint when contacting Peggy Lord. Colorado Legal Services (CLS) 1905 Sherman Street, Room #400 Phone: (303) Website: See OTHER RESOURCES for full list of offices CLS serves the community in several legal areas including: bankruptcy, unfair sales practices & consumer fraud, public benefits, family law, debt collection, garnishment, and repossession, public utilities, credit access, contracts/warranties, loans/installments purchases. Denver Bar Association (DBA), Pro Se Bankruptcy Clinic U.S. Custom House Building th Street, Room 154 Denver, CO Phone: (303) Website: Clinics for pro se debtors held at the U.S. Bankruptcy court. Clinics held 2nd Tuesday of each month, 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., English only. Topics reviewed: how bankruptcy can eliminate debts, the difference between Chapter 7 and Chapter 13, the effect of bankruptcy on credit ratings, which forms are required for filing, and credit harassment issues. Intended to inform those considering bankruptcy whether or not they need legal representation. No explicit legal advice or direct assistance in completing forms is provided. Participants advised to bring a set of bankruptcy forms with them (sample on website). District of Colorado, U.S. Bankruptcy Court U.S. Courts Custom House th Street, Room 125 Denver, CO Phone: (720) Website: Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; emergency filings may be made after hours by calling Clerk s Office Customer Service Counter at (720) before the close of the business day Website contains FAQs and information for debtors.
3 Bankruptcy Issues Metro Volunteer Lawyers 1905 Sherman Street, 4th Floor Phone: (303) Phone for intake interview: (303) Website: Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., Monday, Wednesday and Friday Serves individuals who live and work in Adams, Broomfield, Arapahoe, Denver, Elbert, Douglas, and Jefferson counties. Bankruptcy Counseling Money Management International Phone: (866) Website: Call number to arrange a pre-filing bankruptcy counseling session. $50 fee for counseling session good for either single filer or joint filers if both attend the same session. Fee will be waived for those who qualify as low-income. Credit & Debt Management Counseling *See CONSUMER ISSUES and HOUSING ISSUES Consumer Credit Counseling Service (CCCS) A Division of Money Management International Phone: (866) Phone: (866) (Counselors available via phone 24/7) Website: Online counseling at Operate on sliding scale $7-22. Call to schedule an appointment 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday - Friday; No drop-ins. Debtors must bring evidence of monthly income and out-going payments to appointment (bills, receipts, creditor statements, etc.). Assistance in Spanish and American Sign Language available; call ahead for other language interpreters prior to appointment. CCCS Office Locations: Regional Headquarters E. Harvard Ave., #210 Denver, CO Highlands Ranch 7120 East County Line Rd. Highlands Ranch, CO Westminster 9101 Harlan St., Ste. 150 Westminster, CO Transunion Website: Credit Reporting Agencies
4 Bankruptcy Issues Credit reports: Order online at $29.95 for 3-in-1 credit report including credit score Fraud reporting: (800) Experian Website: Credit report: (866) $15 for basic credit report including credit score Fraud reporting: (888) Equifax Website: Credit report: (800) $15.95 for basic credit report including credit score Fraud reporting: (888) Free Credit Report One free credit report is available per year to all consumers from each of the three main credit agencies. Note that the annual free credit report does include the consumer s credit score. For the free annual report contact: Website: Phone: (877)
5 Consumer Issues *See BANKRUPTCY ISSUES and HOUSING ISSUES Auto Industry Division Department of Revenue 1881 Pierce Street, #112 Lakewood, CO Phone: (303) Website: Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday - Friday Investigates complaints with respect to alleged violations of motor vehicle laws. Examples of violations could be: failing to deliver title within 30 days of sale; tampering with an odometer or giving a false odometer statement; selling a vehicle that is known to be stolen or selling a salvage vehicle without proper disclosure. Fort Collins Office 3030 S. College St. Fort Collins, CO Phone: (970) Colorado Springs Office 2447 North Union Blvd. Colorado Springs, CO Phone: (719) Grand Junction 2800 Riverside Parkway, Rm #B107 Grand Junction, CO Phone: (970) Better Business Bureau Provides low-cost mediation for disputes between consumers and businesses; does not provide legal advice but refers consumers to appropriate agencies for legal information. Denver/Boulder 1020 Cherokee Street Denver, CO Denver Phone: (303) Boulder Phone: (303) Website: Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday - Friday New Mexico and Southwest Colorado 7007 Jefferson Street NE, Suite A Albuquerque, NM Phone: (505) Website: Northern Colorado 8020 South County Road 5, Suite 100 Fort Collins, CO Phone: (800) Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday Website: Southern Colorado 25 North Wasatch Avenue Colorado Springs, CO Phone: (719) or (866) Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday - Friday Website: Colorado Collection Agency Board and Debt Collection Ralph L. Carr Colorado Judicial Center 1300 Broadway, 10th Floor Main Switchboard: (720) Consumer Complaint Line (inside of Denver or out-of-state): (720) Consumer Complaint Line (outside of Denver and in state): (800) Collection Board Consumer Protection Website:
6 Consumer Issues Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday - Friday Investigates complaints about collection agencies and takes disciplinary or legal actions when necessary to address violations of collection laws. Does not represent individual consumers and does not provide legal advice. Colorado Legal Services (CLS) 1905 Sherman Street, Room #400 Phone: (303) Website: See OTHER RESOURCES for full list of offices CLS serves the community in several legal areas including: bankruptcy, unfair sales practices & consumer fraud, public benefits, family law, debt collection, garnishment, and repossession, public utilities, credit access, contracts/warranties, loans/installments purchases Consumer issues including identity theft and fraud. Consumer issues including small claims. Services include: Food Stamps (including EBT Cards), Social Security (disability or retirement) and SSI, welfare/cash assistance (Aid to the Needy Disabled, AND), temporary assistance for needy families (TANF), Colorado Works, Medicaid (including Children s Health Insurance Program, CHIP), unemployment insurance, veterans benefits, Old Age Pension (OAP). Colorado State Division of Insurance Dept. of Regulatory Agencies 1560 Broadway, Suite 850 Denver, CO Phone: (303) Consumer Information: (303) or (800) Website: Provides consumer information about a variety of insurance-related topics. Consumer Credit Counseling Service (CCCS) A Division of Money Management International Regional Headquarters E. Harvard Ave., #210 Denver, CO Highlands Ranch 7120 East County Line Rd. Highlands Ranch, CO Westminster 9101 Harlan St., Ste. 315 Westminster, CO Phone: (866) Phone: (866) (Counselors available via phone 24/7) Hours: Call to schedule an appointment 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday - Friday; No drop-ins. Website: Online counseling at Non-profit provides budget counseling, debt repayment program, educational programs, foreclosure prevention, reverse mortgage counseling, bankruptcy counseling, bankruptcy education and pre-purchase homebuyer counseling. Debtors must bring evidence of monthly income and out-going payments to appointment (bills, receipts, creditor statements, etc.). Assistance in Spanish and American Sign Language available; call ahead for other language interpreters prior to appointment. Denver District Attorney s Office, Economic Crime Unit
7 Consumer Issues 201 West Colfax Avenue, Dept. 801 Denver, CO Phone: (720) , Hotline intake (720) Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday Friday Website: Investigates and files criminal cases violating Title 18 statutes (theft, forgery and computer crime), the CO Securities Act, and the CO Consumer Protection Act. Special focus on adults at risk. Assistance in Spanish is available. Federal Trade Commission 600 Pennsylvania Ave., NW Room, H-130 Washington, DC Phone: (877) Identify Theft Complaints: (877) Website: Cannot handle private disputes but welcomes consumer complaints that may indicate a need for action in the public interest. Metro Volunteer Lawyers 1905 Sherman Street, 4th Floor Main Phone: (303) Phone for intake interview with CLS: (303) (required before seeking legal assistance from Metro Volunteer Lawyers) Website: Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., Monday, Wednesday and Friday Serve the following areas: bankruptcy, unfair sales practices & consumer fraud, public benefits, family law, debt collection, garnishment, and repossession, public utilities, credit access, contracts/warranties, loans/installments purchases. Serves individuals who live and work in Adams, Broomfield, Arapahoe, Denver, Elbert, Douglas, and Jefferson counties. Office of Colorado Attorney General, Antitrust, Tobacco, and Consumer Protection Division Ralph L. Carr Colorado Judicial Center 1300 Broadway, 10th Floor Consumer Complaints of Fraud: (within Denver or outside Colorado): (720) Consumer Complaints of Fraud: (outside Denver and in Colorado): (800) Collection Agency Consumer Complaints and Information: (720) Supervised Lending Consumer Complaints & General Information (720) Website: Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday - Friday Enforces consumer protection laws; other services include consumer complaint mediation, consumer education and public information. Enforcement of antitrust laws through criminal prosecution and civil lawsuits under state antitrust and unfair practices, laws and civil litigation under federal antitrust laws.
8 Consumer Issues Office of Colorado Attorney General, Uniform Consumer Credit Code Ralph L. Carr Colorado Judicial Center 1300 Broadway, 6th Floor Consumer Complaints & Information: (720) Supervised Lending Licensing: (720) Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday - Friday Website: Investigates complaints about lenders and creditors, licenses non-bank lenders such as finance companies and payday lenders, and takes appropriate disciplinary or legal action when a creditor violates the law. This office cannot give legal advice or represent individual consumers in actions against creditors. Consumers may bring legal action against creditors under the UCCC. Taxes Graduate Tax Program Low Income Taxpayer Clinic University of Denver 2255 East Evans Ave., Suite 390 Denver, CO Phone: (303) Website: Students represent low and moderate income taxpayers in administrative proceedings before the IRS and in the U.S. Tax Court (IRS levies, liens, audits, exams, offers in compromise, installment agreements, EITC issues, forgiveness of debt income and innocent spouse relief). Contact immediately upon receiving an IRS Notice. IRS Taxpayer Assistance Center 1999 Broadway Stop 1005 DEN Denver, CO Phone: (303) Toll Free help line: (877) Website: Independent organization within the IRS. Taxpayers facing immediate financial hardship as the result of a dispute with the IRS are urged to immediately contact the Office of their Local Taxpayer Advocate in Colorado. Services Provided: o Accepting Check, Money Order, or Cash Payments o Account Inquiries (changes to tax account information or payments) o Alien Clearances (Sailing permits) o Application for Taxpayer Assistance Order (ATAO) o Copies of Tax Returns & Transcripts o Help with preparing Form 2290 (Heavy Vehicle Use Tax)
9 Consumer Issues o Multilingual Assistance (over 150 languages translated) o Federal Tax Return Preparation (If you qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit or your Income is 51,000 or less). Available only on Tuesdays and Thursdays o Payment Arrangements o Procedural Inquiries o Solutions to Tax Issues o State Return Tax Preparation o Tax Forms o Tax Law Assistance o Taxpayer Identification Numbers
10 Criminal Issues Colorado Criminal Defense Bar 955 Bannock St., Suite 200 Denver, CO Phone: (303) Website: Income based/sliding scale criminal representation is available (not guaranteed). CCDB s membership consists of lawyers willing to represents low-income and indigent people accused of a crime. Available lawyers are listed on the web-site and must be contacted directly. This is an alternative to those not income-eligible for representation by the Colorado Public Defender. Colorado Legal Services (CLS) 1905 Sherman Street, Room #400 Phone: (303) Website: See OTHER RESOURCES for full list of offices CLS serves the community in several legal areas including: bankruptcy, unfair sales practices & consumer fraud, public benefits, family law, debt collection, garnishment, and repossession, public utilities, credit access, contracts/warranties, loans/installments purchases and immigration. Colorado State Public Defender 1300 Broadway, Suite 400 Phone: (303) Website: (Website in English only) Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday - Friday Court appointed lawyers to represent indigent people charged with crimes with jail time penalties only. No civil work, divorces, landlord/tenant cases or auto accidents (unless crime related). Bring proof of income or support and court documents to appointment $25 application fee. Other languages are available translators available upon request. Counties represented: City and County of Denver Regional Offices Alamosa 610 Main Street Alamosa, CO Phone: (719) Counties served: Alamosa, Conejos, Costilla, Mineral, Rio Grande, Saguache Brighton 4710 East Bromley Lane Brighton, CO Phone: (303) Counties served: Adams & Morgan
11 Criminal Issues Arapahoe East Arapahoe Road, Suite A Centennial, CO Phone: (303) Counties served: Arapahoe, Elbert, Lincoln, Kit Carson Boulder th Street, Suite D-200 Boulder, CO Phone: (303) Counties served: Boulder & Broomfield Dillon 114 Village Place, Suite 101 Dillon, CO Phone: Counties served: Clear Creek, Eagle, Lake, Summit Douglas 1161 South Perry Street, Suite 200 Castle Rock, CO Phone: (303) Counties served: Douglas and Elbert Counties Durango 175 Mercado Street, Suite 250 Durango, CO Phone: (970) Counties served: Archuleta, Dolores, La Plata, Montezuma, San Juan Fort Collins 1 Old Town Square, Suite 300 Fort Collins, CO Phone: (970) Counties served: Larimer Colorado Springs 19 N. Tejon St., Suite 105 Colorado Springs, CO Phone: (719) Counties served: El Paso & Teller Denver 1560 Broadway, Suite 300 Denver, CO Phone: (303) Counties served: City and County of Denver La Junta 402 Santa Fe Ave., Suite 105 La Junta, CO Phone: (719) Counties served: Baca, Bent, Cheyenne, Crowley, Kiowa, Otero, Prowers Montrose 100 Tessitore, Suite G Montrose, CO Phone: (970) Counties served: Delta, Gunnison, Hinsdale, Montrose, Ouray, San Miguel Pueblo 132 West B St., #200 Pueblo, CO Phone: (719) Counties served: Pueblo Salida 8044 West Hwy 50, Suite 100 Salida, CO Phone: (719) Counties served: Chaffee, Custer, Fremont, Park
12 Criminal Issues Glenwood Springs 311-1/2 8 th Street Glenwood Springs, CO Phone: (970) Counties served: Garfield, Pitkin, & Rio Blanco Golden 560 Golden Ridge Road, #100 Golden, CO Phone: (303) Counties served: Gilpin & Jefferson Grand Junction 114 North Spruce St., Suite 300 Grand Junction, CO Phone: (970) Counties served: Mesa Steamboat Springs 1955 Bridge Ln., Suite 2100 P.O. Box Steamboat Springs, CO Phone: (970) Counties served: Grand, Moffat, Routt, and Jackson Sterling 214 South 3rd Street Sterling, CO Phone: (970) Counties served: Logan, Phillips, Sedgwick, Washington, Yuma Trinidad 134 West Main St., #32 Trinidad, CO Counties served: Huerfano & Las Animas Greeley th St., Suite 250 Greeley, CO Phone: (970) Phone: (719) CU Criminal Defense Clinic University of Colorado School of Law Street Address: 2450 Kittredge Loop Road Mailing Address: Wolf Law Building, 401 UCB Boulder, CO Phone: (303) Website: Represents indigent clients with misdemeanor and traffic cases in Boulder County Argues bond Accepts cases year-round; Denver Department of Human Services, Project Safeguard 815 E. 22nd Ave. Denver, CO Phone: (720) Hr Crisis Line: (303)
13 Criminal Issues Other Offices: Adams County: (303) Arapahoe County: (303) Broomfield County: (720) Denver County: (720) Website: Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday - Friday Provides daily legal advocacy services, crisis intervention and assistance for women who are victims of domestic violence. Clinics for temporary and permanent restraining orders and attorney-supervised dissolution of marriage and custody clinics one night per week (by appointment only). Spanish speaking advocates available. Denver Municipal Public Defenders Offices Denver Office & Homeless Court Law Office of Frank Moya 1724 Ogden Street, Suite 1010 Denver, CO Phone: (303) Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Public defender services for all Denver municipal criminal charges that include jail time. Homeless Court is set up to resolve victimless misdemeanors for homeless individuals who are participating in a qualified treatment program and are sponsored (vouched-for) by the program. DU Student Law Office University of Denver Sturm College of Law 2255 East Evans Avenue, Suite 335 Denver, CO Phone: (303) Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday - Friday (call via phone for appointment no drop in hours) Basic misdemeanors, DUI/DWI, city ordinance issues and misdemeanor offenses; does not accept traffic, felony or immigration cases. Cases are only accepted during August-September and January-February. Referred to DU from Defenders office or judges. Provides assistance for civil protection orders, wrongful evictions, wage and hour claims, mediation (non family), and criminal misdemeanors in the metro area county and municipal courts. Federal Public Defender's Office Districts of Colorado and Wyoming, Colorado Office th Street, Suite 1000 Denver, CO Phone: (303) Website: Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday - Friday Federal criminal charges including veterans issues.
14 Criminal Issues Public Defender s Division, Aurora Office E Alameda Pkwy. Aurora, CO Phone: (303) Website: Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Public defender services for all Aurora municipal criminal charges that include jail time. Victim Support *See FAMILY ISSUES DOMESTIC VIOLENCE Boulder County District Attorney's Victim/Witness Assistance Program th St. Boulder, CO Phone: (303) Website: https://www.bouldercounty.org/safety/victim/pages/vwa.aspx Free services to victims of crime in Boulder County including: advocacy, crisis counseling, legal information, and education on the criminal justice system and crime prevention services. Victim/witness specialists will act as link between victims and prosecutors, keep victims informed of status of case, and accompany victims to court. Spanish speaking available. Denver Center for Crime Victims P.O. Box Denver, CO hour hotline: English (303) ; TTY Relay Colorado; Spanish (303) Translation & Interpretation: English (303) ; Spanish (303) Website: Provides serves to victims of crime including: information and referrals, crisis intervention, case management, trauma counseling, emergency services, financial aid, advocacy and support groups. Services for elderly or disabled victims and children who are victims/witnesses of crime. VAWA legal immigration clinic that provides pro-bono legal assistance for immigrant victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. Denver Police Department, Victim Assistance Unit 1331 Cherokee Street Denver, CO Phone: (720) Hours: on-call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year Office open: 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday - Friday; 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Weekends and Holidays Website:
15 Criminal Issues Immediate crisis intervention, support, information, advocacy, and referrals to victims of crime, witnesses and/or their families including incidents of non-criminal, stark misfortune National Organization for Victim Assistance 510 King St., Suite 424 Alexandria, VA Office: (703) Hour Phone: (800) Website: Help for victims, families, and friends, recent crisis response services, crisis responders training information, etc. Rape Assistance and Awareness Program P.O. Box Denver, CO Administrative Office: (303) English 24 hour hotline: (303) Spanish 24 hour hotline: (303) TTY Hotline: (303) (9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday - Friday) Toll free (for Lincoln and Elbert Counties): (888) Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday - Friday Website: Phone assistance for victims of sexual assault/abuse (women, men, and children) and their loved ones. Counseling, personal safety classes and assistance with filing restraining orders and police reports. Crisis intervention, support information, and legal referrals. Rocky Mountain Victim Law Center 1557 Ogden St., Third Floor Denver, CO Phone: (303) Lisa Teesch-Maguire, Victims Rights Legal Director Website: The Rocky Mountain Victim Law Center provides free legal representation for victims of violent crime in criminal cases aiding with the enforcement of both Colorado and Federal Crime Victim's Rights Acts. We operate as independent legal counsel charged to protect the legal rights and best interests of the victim through a broad-based approach grounded in litigation, creative problem-solving and extensive knowledge of the judicial system. RMVLC is a part of a national network of clinics organized under The National Crime Victim Law Institute. This network of clinics works together to advance and enforce victims' rights across the country. Under both the Colorado and Federal Victims' Rights Acts, victims have rights that include: The Right to be Present in Court The Right to be Heard The Right to be Free from Harassment, Intimidation, and Harm The Right to a Swift and Fair Resolution of a Criminal Case
16 Criminal Issues Privacy Rights Restitution Rights What Services Do We Offer? Pro Bono Legal Case Representation Community Referrals Training and Outreach Technical Assistance and Consultation Other Resources Colorado Judicial Branch (Colorado Courts) Website: Self-help website with numerous legal forms and instructions available to download and print. Also available in Spanish. Denver County Warrant Search Website: https://www.denvercountycourt.org/search/ A search of Denver County Court records on traffic, criminal and general sessions. Cases may be searched by case number, defendant s last name (including any alias) or docket search using a date and courtroom. Information obtained from search will include: date of the offense, violation with the disposition or outcome, any fines imposed or costs imposed and paid, sentencing information and the register of actions (list of events on the case) including specific court. Dru Sjodin National Sex Offender Registry Website: U.S. government website that links public state, territorial, and tribal sex offender registries into one national search site. El Paso County Bar Association P.O. Box 429 Colorado Springs, CO Phone: (719) A lawyer referral service that matches attorneys with clients who are able to pay customary attorney s fees. Petitions to Seal or Expunge Arrest or Criminal Records Website For adults: There is a $182 filing fee, but a motion to waive fee may be filed. You must meet the requirements listed on the Instruction Sheets. There is a Spanish version of instructions available. Website For Juveniles: No fee to file this motion.
17 Disability Issues Arc of Colorado 1580 Logan Street, Suite 730 Phone: (303) (main chapter) Website: Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday (no drop in hours) Serves individuals in Colorado (birth to elderly) with developmental disabilities. Services include: information, referral and advocacy to assist families to obtain access to services, including education, eligibility determination for public services and benefits, individual/family support, parenting skills and training, public education and volunteer programs. Arc Chapters in Colorado Adams County Arc of Adams County 641 East 112th Ave. Northglenn, CO Phone: (303) Website: Aurora Arc of Aurora 1342 S. Chambers Road Aurora, CO Phone: (720) Website: Jefferson County The Arc in Jefferson County (includes Clear Creek & Gilpin Counties) 8725 West 14th Avenue, Ste. 100 Lakewood, CO Phone: (303) Website: Boulder Association of Community Living in Boulder County 5744 North 71st Street Longmont, CO Phone: (303) Website: Mesa County Arc of Mesa County P.O. Box 2292 Grand Junction, CO Phone: (970) Website: Arapahoe & Douglas Counties Arc of Arapahoe County/Douglas County 6838 S Racine Circle Centennial, CO Phone: (303) Website: Denver Advocacy Denver 1905 Sherman Street, Ste. 300 Phone: (303) Website: Pikes Peak Region Arc of Pikes Peak Region (includes El Paso, Park and Teller Counties) 12 North Meade Colorado Springs, CO Phone: (719) Website: Fort Collins Arc of Larimer County 109 Coronado Ct., Bldg. 7 Ft. Collins, CO Phone: (970) Website: Pueblo Arc of Pueblo 2705 Vinewood Lane Pueblo, CO Phone: (719) Website:
18 Disability Issues Weld County Arc of Weld County 5312 W 9th Street Drive, Suite 150 Greeley, CO Phone: (970) Website: Boulder County AIDS Project Boulder Office (Main) th Street Boulder, CO Phone (English): (303) Phone (Spanish): (303) Hours: 9:00 a.m. 5:30 p.m. Website: Counties. Longmont Office: By Appointment Only 515 Kimbark Street, Suite 500 Longmont, CO Phone: (303) Serves any HIV-positive person living in Boulder, Broomfield, Clear Creek, and Gilpin Case management, medical care access, financial assistance, food bank, volunteer support, support groups, and pro bono professional support services. Colorado AIDS Project 2490 W. 26th Ave., Suite 300A Denver, CO Main Phone: (303) Case Management: Ext. 482 Website: Serves any HIV-positive person living in Denver, Arapahoe, Adams, Jefferson, and Douglas Counties. Case management, Counseling, Employment Center, Housing, Transportation, Financial Assistance, Food Bank, Life Skills Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition 655 Broadway, Suite 775 Denver, Colorado Phone: Video Phone: Website: CCDC advocates for Social Justice for individuals with all types of disabilities Individual advocacy includes but is not limited to representing people at administrative and informal hearings and appeals, attending meetings, or writing letters on behalf of individuals. Individual advocacy is provided by trained non-attorney advocates. Colorado Disability Benefits Support Program (DBS) 3532 Franklin St, Suite S Denver, CO Phone: (888) Assists individuals with disabilities, including those with chronic
19 Disability Issues conditions/illnesses, to acquire income, health insurance and other basic needs to stabilize their lives, health and living situations. Offer application assistance on available and relevant Medicaid-related services Provides post-enrollment services to individuals approved for SSA disability benefits programs and Medicaid-related services Provides basic needs (food, housing, medical care) referrals for individuals with disabilities that have unmet needs. Colorado Legal Services (CLS) 1905 Sherman Street, Room #400 Phone: (303) Website: See OTHER RESOURCES for full list of offices CLS serves the community in several legal areas including: Bankruptcy, unfair sales practices & consumer fraud, public benefits, family law, debt collection, garnishment, and repossession, public utilities, credit access, contracts/warranties, loans/installments purchases and immigration. CU Civil Practice Clinic University of Colorado School of Law Street Address: 2450 Kittredge Loop Road Mailing Address: Wolf Law Building, 401 UCB Boulder, CO Phone: (303) Website: Accepts social security disability cases Denver Housing Authority Mailing Address: P.O. Box 40305, Santa Fe Drive Station Denver, CO Physical Address: 777 Grant St #4, Phone: (720) Website: Certain facilities specifically targeted for elderly and/or disabled. Domestic Violence Initiative for Women with Disabilities P.O. Box Phone: (303) Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday - Friday Website: Provides assistance to battered women and survivors who are disabled or who are victims of caregiver abuse. Provides legal advocacy, rent assistance, peer support, education, emergency financial aid, case coordination, information, referrals, crisis intervention services, and safety
20 Disability Issues planning. DOVE Advocacy Services for Abused Deaf Women and Children 1600 Downing St., Room #100 Denver, CO Phone: (303) (office; Voice/TYY) 24-Hour Crisis Line: (303) (TYY) Crisis Website: 24-Hour crisis intervention, information and referral and advocacy services for deaf, deaf-blind and hard-of-hearing victims of sexual assault and domestic violence. Legal Center for People with Disabilities and Older People Denver Office Grand Junction Office: 455 Sherman Street, Suite North 8th St. Grand Junction, CO Phone: (303) Phone: (970) , (800) Toll-Free: (800) Voice/TTY TDD Line: (303) Website: Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday - Friday The Legal Center is a non-profit organization that promotes and protects the rights of people with disabilities and older people in Colorado. Disabilities include physical disabilities (orthopedic, blindness, deafness) and developmental disabilities (such as mental retardation or Downs syndrome). Provides representation concerning a variety of issues: housing, employment, access to state and federally funded services, access to public accommodations, protection from abuse and neglect, special education. Assists with discrimination and abuse based on disability and developmental disabilities. Assistance for discrimination and abuse of older people in long term care facilities and housing. Attorneys with expertise in elder and disability law. Metro Volunteer Lawyers 1905 Sherman Street, 4th Floor Main Phone: (303) Phone for intake interview with CLS: (303) (required before seeking legal assistance from Metro Volunteer Lawyers) Website: Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., Monday, Wednesday and Friday Serves individuals who live and work in Adams, Broomfield, Arapahoe, Denver, Elbert, Douglas, and Jefferson counties Public benefits related to disability: SSI, Social Security Disability, AND (Aid to the Needy Disabled), Medicaid, and Medicare. The Center s Legal & Advocacy Program (formerly CO Legal Initiatives)