DA’s Charitable Fund Benefit Local Non-Profits
Ever have to pay a fine for a traffic violation or some other misdemeanor? Wonder where all that money goes? Well, the good news is that some of it has recently come back to help victims of crime in the Lake County community.
The Colorado Fifth Judicial District Attorney’s Office recently delivered checks to local charitable organizations amounting to $22,672, so far this year. These proceeds have been collected from defendants convicted of mostly low-level traffic offenses and misdemeanors.
“This is a great way for the judicial system to give back to the community, exemplifying an important aspect of restorative justice,” stated District Attorney Bruce Brown of the Charitable Contributions Fund. “The money that transfers from an offender’s hands to a community-based organization that is dedicated to preventing crime and helping victims is a valuable cycle of justice.”
The charitable organizations receiving funds were selected through an application process, and all are located within the four counties of the Fifth Judicial District: Clear Creek, Summit, Eagle and Lake. All organizations provide services that either help prevent crime or that benefit victims of crime.
The following Lake County organizations recently received monies from the 2014 Charitable Fund:
- Full Circle of Lake County, Inc.
- Lake County Advocates
- Vonnie’s Voice
Other organizations in the Fifth Judicial District who benefited:
- Advocates for Victims of Assault
- Bright Future Foundation for Eagle County
- Buddy Program
- Clear Creek Advocates
- Dare Project Clear Creek County Sheriffs
- Eagle River youth Coalition
- Red Ribbon Project
- Starting Hearts, Inc.
- Summit County 4-H Council Club
- Summit County Community Care, Inc.
- Summit County Library Foundation
- Summit Medical Center Health Foundation
- Vail Valley Salvation Army