What is SAVE?
The Sexual Assault Victim Emergency Payment Program (SAVE) ensures that medical and anonymous reporting victims of sexual assault are provided payment assistance for medical costs associated with obtaining a medical forensic exam (MFE).
SAVE Program BasicsThe SAVE Program (C.R.S. §18-3-407.7) states that only medical and anonymous reporting victims are eligible for the SAVE program. This program provides payment assistance to medical reporting victims for (in priority order):
SAVE Program Process
Converted cases are those cases in which a medical/anonymous reporting victim later reports the assault to law enforcement. This conversion can occur at any time after the victim has left the hospital. Any victim who converts from a medical or anonymous report to a law enforcement report after her/his departure from the hospital, and prior to DCJ receiving the bill, is considered a converted case and will be treated as a law enforcement reporting victim (victims who report their assault to law enforcement prior to, at the time of, or independent of an MFE). If the victim does not file an application with victim compensation or the compensation board denies the application: