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Welcome to AFC!

We are a non-profit organization*

Our Vision

Advocates for Change encourages and promotes educated, positive and judicious changes which benefit our community and society. AFC assists, informs, and educates, those constrained within the justice system, affected families, communities, the legal system, the legislature and others.

Our Mission

AFC supports those with a sex offense and their families by:

• Advocating for change in sex offense laws and policies, and for the adherence to constitutional rights;
• Educating the public, lawmakers, and the
judiciary;
• Promoting the successful treatment and reintegration of those with an offense into the community, thus reducing victimization and enhancing the safety of all.

Need Support?

Need Support

We believe that some of the best support comes from individuals and family members who have been through similar struggles.  We hold general meetings in Denver with informative speakers to keep us current on major topics of interest to our members. In addition, our meetings (Denver and Colorado Springs) are a places to meet others who may have helpful information to offer, based upon first-hand.

Meeting Information

There will be no general meetings until further notice. We are following the CDC’s recommendations and City of Denver’s requirements for social distancing regarding  COVID-19 at this time.

We normally hold General meetings each month in

  • Denver (usually  7:00-9:00 pm on the 4th Tuesday of the month)
  • Colorado Springs (usually  7:00-9:00 pm on the 2nd Tuesday every other month)
    Go to Meetings page for more info.

We also hold  weekly Breakfast Action Group (BAG) Meetings on Monday Mornings.
Attendees: Check your email for notices on  Bag meetings in light of  COVID-19 measures.

Find Us on Facebook and Google Group

  • To access our Facebook page, search for Advocates Change (with our logo) to join as friends or simply look at the Advocates4Change page to browse our articles.
  • The google group was created for those who cannot or choose not to use Facebook. To access it, send an email to advocates4changeafc@gmail.com and request to be added to the subscriber list. That’s all there is to it!

Need Assistance?

We do not provide direct services, but we can try to put you in touch with individuals or groups who can help.

If you or a loved one have been accused of and/or convicted of a sex offense and need assistance with jobs or other services, please visit our Resource Page or contact AFC via our email address or general phone number.

New Resources — Now available

To have an opportunity to get off of the registry at some point in the future, copies of your treatment and polygraph records should be kept to provide to the judge.  Records are held by the treatment providers for only 6 years and polygraph records for 3 years.

Helpful Links

    • Resource Guide 

           for Families of Adults Accused, Charged or Convicted of Sexual Offenses in Colorado

    • The current drafts for chapters of the Resource Guide are being posted on this website as a public service. This guide was not written by AFC.

      To  find out how to comment on the Resource Guide click  How to Comment 

      To access specific portions of the guide click the appropriate links below.

    • Part 1 Supporting your Loved One from Arrest to Sentencing

      Chapter 1 – The Arrest

      Chapter 2 – Jail and Bail Bond

      Chapter 3 – Moving through the Court System

      Chapter 4 – Evaluation, Child Contact Considerations, and Sentencing

       Part 2 Supporting your Loved One – Serving the Sentence and Beyond

      Chapter 5 – The Role of Therapy (Now available for download and comment)

      Chapter 6 – Probation (Comment period is closed, but this draft is still available for download)

  • Make  Donation

    AFC survives on your financial support: membership dues and other contribution.

    AFC collects clothing and toiletries at the general meeting to give to Doing HIS Time.

    Interested in taking a more active role?

    AFC Board is overloaded with work; any time you can donate is very needed.

    We are looking for members who are willing to 

        • chart a course for action by attending the BAG Group Meetings
        • attend SOMB meetings and SOMB sub-committee meetings (open to the public)
        • meet with legislators and/or DoC officials
        • write articles for  the newsletter
        • keep us informed about loved-ones experiences (challenges and successes)
        • share information on housing availability, job leads, and local residency restrictions

    Contact us by phone, email, or leave a comment below.

    Log-in or Register to send a comment to the AFC Webmaster.

    The Webmaster will forward your comment or question to an AFC member for a response. Currently we are not posting comments on the website, but we are doing our best to respond with helpful information in a timely manner.

    Note: The AFC Website uses captcha to detect spambots trying to register or post comments. Reply box can be found at the bottom of page.

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    Please note: We have no affiliation with advocates4change.com – a fee-based company.

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