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1990s - 1990s

In 1990 and 1991, PSG assisted in drafting language for criminal violations of restraining orders.

Then in 1992, the organization assisted with the creation of Colorado’s 1st specialized protection order court.

PSG received the State Bar Association’s Liberty Bell award in 1992 and 1993 and was featured among 18 agencies by National Council of Family Court Judges in their book on state-of-the-art court programs, published in 1993.

That same year, PSG won a collaborative award with the Colorado Women’s Bar Association for its efforts to secure pro-bono attorneys for victims whose abusers had an attorney at Permanent Protection Order hearings. The organization also began providing services in the 18th Judicial District.

In 1994, the organization established the state’s first Domestic Violence Fatality Review Committee in Denver, which is still active today under the leadership of the Rose Andom Center, and launched the Courtwatch Program. PSG also participated in legislative process to pass the state’s Domestic Violence Omnibus Bill. On the federal level, the Violence Against Women Act was passed.

In 1996, PSG’s services were expanded services to the 17th Judicial District and in 1998, the organization began collaborating with the Denver Department of Human Services to serve recipients of the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program.