Leadville News – May 5
DA’s Charitable Fund Benefits Area-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 area charitable organizations collected from defendants convicted of mostly low-level traffic offenses and misdemeanors.
““I want to congratulate our 2018 CCF Grantees, who do so much for crime prevention and for those victims of crime within our community,” stated District Attorney Bruce Brown of the Charitable Contributions Fund. “This assistance goes a long way in helping these organizations and dedicated people who do so much for so many in need.”
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. Readers should also keep in mind that the fund balance will change from year to year depending on fines collected through the program.
The Advocates of Lake County was the only Lake County organizations to receive monies for the 2017 cycle. That amount was $4,577.50. The following organizations from the 5th Judicial District also benefited from the 2017 Charitable Fund:
- Bright Future Foundation
- Buddy Program
- Eagle River Youth Coalition
- Response, and Red Ribbon
- Clear Creek County Advocates
- Clear Creek Middle School Robot Club
- Clear Creek Sheriff’s Office Educational Support Program
- Friends of Charlie’s Place
- Advocates for Victims of Assault CASA of the Continental Divide
- Family and Intercultural Center Summit County 4H (Summit County)
- Treetop Child Advocacy Center