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Partnering to Accessing Legal Services (PALS)

What is PALS?

Through the PALS Project, we are trying to learn more about the legal service needs of crime victims in Denver.

What does PALS involve?

  • A voluntary and confidential survey that takes about 30 minutes.
  • The survey asks questions about legal service needs; experiences trying to get legal services; and suggestions for improving legal services.
  • To thank you for your time, you will receive your choice of a $10 gift certificate to Target (sent to you by mail) or Amazon.com (sent to you by email)

Who can participate in PALS?

If you are 18 or older, you are invited to participate if you:

  • Experienced a crime or know someone well (such as a loved one) who experienced a crime. Please ask for the PALS Crime Survey.
  • Work with crime victims (or their loved ones) as part of your job. Please ask for the PALS Professional Survey.

To fill out the PALS survey, please

When you call/email, tell us

  • Whether you want to fill out the Crime or Professional Survey.
  • If you want a paper copy of the survey sent to your mailing address or a link to an online survey sent to your email.

Flyers for this study are available for download for:
Crime victims 
Professionals working with crime victims 

Who is conducting this study?

Anne P. DePrince, Ph.D., and the Rocky Mountain Victim Law Center are conducting this study, which is funded by the Office for Victims of Crime, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. This study will help us understand what is easy or hard about trying to get legal help in the Denver area after a crime.

Your choice to participate or not has no effect on your access to legal services. For more information about PALS, please contact (303.871.7407), (legalstudy@du.edu) at (ATTN: Anne DePrince, Department of Psychology, 2155 S. Race Street, Denver CO 80208).

Contacting Us

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Agency Information

Information for agencies to use in getting the word out about this study is available here