Victim Assistance & Law Enforcement Board
What is the VALE Board?
The Board reviews applications from victims of crime. The crime must have occurred within the City of Glenwood Springs and be under the jurisdiction of the Municipal Court. For a more in-depth explanation, please review the VALE brochure. The Board can award up to $500 per incident.
If you believe you qualify for assistance, please fill out the application and return it to the Police. You must submit insurance documentation, estimates to replace the items or fix the damage along with the completed and notarized application.
Once you turn in your application, it will be placed on the next meeting agenda for review by the Board. You will receive a letter in the mail within one week after the meeting with the Board's decision.
Questions pertaining to all board provided services should be directed to Katie Mulkey at the Glenwood Springs Police Department at 970-384-6500.
- 2nd Monday of each month
- 7:30 a.m.
- City Hall - City Council Chambers
101 West 8th Street
Glenwood Springs, CO 81601
- Avis Laurita
Appointed: 02/2018, 04/2021
Term Expires: 04/2024
- Melissa Jones
Term Expires: 04/2024
- Joyce Jenkins
Term Expires: 04/2024
Term Expires: 04/2024 (to fill)
Term Expires: 04/2022 (to fill)
- VACANT (Alternate)
Term Expires: 04/2023 (to fill)
Composition of the VALE Board
- Five (5) citizens, at least four (4) who are residents of the City and one (1) who may reside outside of the City but within the 81601 zip code area or own real property or a business within the City.
- The Chief of Police as an advisory member, but a nonvoting member of the Board.
(as defined in Title 020 of the Glenwood Springs Municipal Code);
(h): Powers and duties of the Victim's and Witnesses Assistance and Law Enforcement Board.
(1) The Board shall designate one (1) of its members as chairman, shall establish rules of procedure and order and shall hold meetings as it might deem necessary.
(2) A surcharge equal to twenty-five percent (25%) of the fine imposed for violation of all municipal ordinances, including ordinance violations under the Model Traffic Code, is hereby levied on each Municipal Court action resulting in a conviction, plea of guilty or no contest or in a deferred judgment and sentence, which municipal ordinance violation is charged pursuant to City ordinances. All calculated surcharge amounts resulting in dollars and cents shall be rounded to the nearest whole dollar. In the event a portion of the fine is suspended, the surcharge levied shall be computed based upon the original fine, regardless of whether a portion of said fine has been suspended. Said surcharges shall be paid to the Clerk of the Court by the defendant, and said Clerk shall deposit the money so received in the fund hereinafter created. (A 33-05,§2)
(3) The Victim's and Witnesses Assistance and Law Enforcement Fund, hereinafter referred to as the "Fund," consist of all monies paid as a surcharge as provided in Subsection (2) above. All monies deposited in the Fund shall be deposited in an interest-bearing account, and all interest earned by monies in the Fund shall be credited to the Fund. The City Manager, by and through the Finance Director, shall be responsible for establishing a separate fund for purposes of accounting for the revenues and expenditures. At the conclusion of each fiscal year, all monies remaining in the Fund shall remain in the Fund for allocation as hereinafter set forth.
(4) The Board shall disburse monies from the Fund in the following manner:
- a. First, to the payment of all reasonable and necessary expenses and costs incurred by the Board in the performance of its duties, including but not limited to professional fees, office supplies and meeting expenses.
- b. Second, not less than fifty percent (50%) of the monies remaining in the Fund after the deduction of reasonable expenses and costs shall be allocated for the purchase of victims and witnesses services and reimbursements, as hereinafter set forth. No funds shall be paid except in those specific instances where a police report has been filed by the Police Department for an alleged violation of a municipal ordinance, regardless of whether the perpetrator has been identified, arrested or prosecuted.
- c. Third, any remaining monies may be allocated to the Police Department for the following purposes, including, but not limited to: equipment purchases, training programs for personnel and the employment of additional personnel. Such funds shall not be used by the Police Department for defraying the costs of routine and ongoing operating expenses. No disbursement within this category of expenditure shall be made without the approval of the City Council following a written recommendation by the Board.
(7) The Board is required to submit minutes of its meetings to the City Council at the next regular Council meeting following the Board's meeting.