Welcome to AFC!

We are a non-profit organization*

This Notice may be of interest to those in treatment.
Link to SOMB COVID-19 Response Announcement  
Notice for Registered Citizens - Regarding Registration and Covid-19

Governor Polis issued this order on 4/6/20. Notably it gives each law enforcement agency discretion about how to effectuate
sex offender registration and allows them not to require clients to appear in person to register. 
It does not eliminate the duty to register. It is set to expire on 4/30/20 unless further extended
by the Governor. 

Advice from public defender is "keep checking Governor Polis’ website for new executive orders
or people should call the relevant law enforcement agency before going in and wear a mask if 
they have to go in.
Link to Executive Order D 2020 029
At Page 4 of 5, in pertinent part:
L. I temporarily suspend the requirement in C.R.S. § 16-22-108(6) that any person required to register
 as a sex offender shall sit for a current photograph or image and shall supply a set of fingerprints
 to verify the person’s identity to local law enforcement, to provide local law enforcement agencies
 with discretion to determine the manner of registration in light of social distancing requirements in
 place during the COVID-19 pandemic. The mandate to register remains unchanged.

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 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.


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)

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  • 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

  • Make a 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.

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