Participate in Research
We believe that research can and should be an empowering experience for those who participate, and that research can powerfully bring together many people's voices and experiences to create change in our community.
We are grateful to the youth, women and men who have participated in our research in Denver. By participating, they planted seeds that have grown over time, helping us to work together with community partners to be responsive to victims and survivors of trauma and violence. Read more about how you can participate in our research.
LINC: Evaluating the Denver Wraparound Legal Services Project
As part of our efforts to evaluate the Legal Information Network of Colorado (LINC), we are working with Rocky Mountain Victim Law Center and other state agencies. Adults who may have recently accessed some portion of new wraparound legal services programs at various state agencies may be invited to complete a survey to support our evaluation.
What is the WLSP evaluation?
Through the Wraparound Legal Services Project (WLSP), we are working with Rocky Mountain Victim Law Center and other agencies across Colorado to evaluate LINC, a new approach to provide legal services to crime victims. You may have been invited to answer research questions about your experiences accessing legal services.
Why was I asked to take a survey?
Researchers at the University of Denver’s Traumatic Stress Studies (TSS) Group are working with Rocky Mountain Victim Law Center and other agencies across the state to evaluate new programs designed to provide wraparound legal services for crime victims. Adults aged 18 and older who may have accessed some part of the new programs, for themselves, for a loved one, or as part of their jobs, or accessed other victim services may have been asked to participate in a survey.
How will my answers be used?
The researchers do not know how any particular person answered survey questions. That is, your answers are stored anonymously. The researchers will analyze answers to provide feedback to Rocky Mountain Victim Law Center on the wraparound legal services in order to try to provide the best possible services to crime victims. We keep everything you tell us anonymous.
Who is conducting this study?
Anne DePrince, PhD, and the Traumatic Stress Studies (TSS) Group are conducting this study through a subcontract from the Rocky Mountain Victim Law Center. This study will help us understand what is easy or hard about trying to get legal help in Colorado after a crime.
Your choice to participate or not has no effect on your access to legal services. For more information, please contact us by phone at 303-871-7407, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by mail at ATTN: Anne DePrince, Department of Psychology, 2155 S. Race St., Denver, CO 80208.
If the researchers cannot be reached, or if you would like to talk to someone other than the researcher(s) about (1) questions, concerns or complaints regarding this study; (2) research participant rights; (3) research-related injuries; or (4) other human subjects issues, you can contact Chair of the Institutional Review Board for the Protection of Human Subjects, at 303-871-4015 or by emailing email@example.com. You also can contact the Office for Research Compliance by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, calling 303-871-4050 or writing to the University of Denver, Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, 2199 S. University Blvd., Denver, CO 80208-2121.
For more information from the research team, please contact us:
- Private email: email@example.com
- Private phone: 303-871-7407
For more information from Rocky Mountain Victim Law Center on wraparound legal services for crime victims in Colorado, please click here.
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