Confidentiality

PRIVACY OF INFORMATION GIVEN BY VICTIMS TO S.H.A.R.E., INC. AND OTHER COMMUNITY-BASED DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PROGRAMS IS PROTECTED BY COLORADO LAW

S.H.A.R.E., Inc. firmly supports victims’ rights to confidentiality in all areas of our work.

Under Colorado Revised Statute 13-90-107 (k), S.H.A.R.E., Inc. must hold all client information confidential. This includes information clients tells us about themselves and their families. It also includes information about whether or not a person is currently or has ever been a client.

There are only three exceptions to this law: suspicion of child abuse (S.H.A.R.E., Inc. is a mandated reporter), imminent threat of homicide or harm of another or imminent threat to self.

As Morgan County’s only Domestic Violence agency, we take the responsibility of safety of information very seriously and welcome client questions regarding confidentiality.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT LACK OF PRIVACY OF INFORMATION GIVEN BY VICTIMS TO GOVERNMENT AGENCY VICTIM SERVICES PROGRAMS

Government-based victim services such as victim assistant programs provided by an office of a district attorney, a police department or county sheriff’s office are not covered under the privacy statute. Information given to a victim assistant employed by one of these agencies is not confidential and can be shared with others in law enforcement.