Steve Siegel
IOVA Board Member
Steve Siegel

Steve came to the Denver District Attorney's Office in 1983, after seven and one-half years in the First Judicial District Attorney's Office in Colorado. Steve serves as the Director, Special Programs Unit. This includes administration of the Denver Victim Assistance Law and Enforcement Board. The creation and/or supervision of cutting edge Criminal Justice Programs is an integral part of Steve's work. These programs include the Cold Case DNA Project, Justice Review Project (Post Conviction DNA Innocence Review), Witness Protection Program (recently named a model of innovation by the National Association of Prosecuting Attorneys), Victim Services Network (VSN), Juvenile Diversion Program, Domestic Violence Fast Track Program, Community Advocacy Program, Elder Abuse Forensic Center, Communities Against Senior Exploitation (CASE), and Courtrooms to Classrooms.

The Denver Victim Services 2000 Project (or VSN) is designated by the U.S. Department of Justice as the single urban site in the United States for a demonstration model of a victim services network. A recent addition to the Unit is the Drug Endangered Children Collaborative. Steve is the past Chair and current member of the Governor's Advisory Council on Victims of Crime. He was appointed by the Governor as a founding member of the Colorado Criminal Justice Commission. Over the course of his thirty-six year career he has been a catalyst for the development of interagency protocols that have been replicated nationwide on Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, Child Abuse, and Victimization of the Elderly and Disabled.

Steve served as one of the crisis team leaders in the response to the Columbine High School tragedy. His responsibilities included oversight of the crisis response, liaison between the jurisdiction and the United States Department of Justice, and consultant to the School Board and Administration. He continued his support of the services to the Columbine community by serving on the Executive Committee of the Mile High United Way/McCormick Tribune, “Healing Fund Foundation.” This resulted in his consultation work with various affected agencies in the aftermath of the Colorado Platte Canyon High School tragedy and the shootings at Virginia Tech University. Steve served as an advisor to the United Way of Connecticut and as faculty at the Symposium for Recovery for the Sandy Hoook/Newtown communities. Steve currently serves as a Senior Advisor to the US Department of Justice and Massachusetts Office of Victim Assistance for services to the victims of the Boston Marathon Bombing.

Steve had the honor of supervising the Colorado Oklahoma Resource Council (CORC) which served the victims of the Oklahoma Federal Building bombing who were in Denver for the McVeigh/Nichols trials. After September 11, 2001 Steve served in an advisory capacity to the United States Department of Justice, Office for Victims of Crime for the development of programs to serve the victims in New York, Washington DC and Pennsylvania. He is on the Executive Planning Group for a Department of Justice Symposium on Response to Terrorism and was the Team Leader for the USDOJ Office for Victims of Crime, Technical Assistance to Community Leadership in the Aftermath of Mass Tragedy.

He co-chaired the committee that led to the passage of the Colorado Constitutional Amendment for Crime Victims Rights. Steve is a past President, current Executive Board Member and Co-Chairperson of the Legislative Committee of the Colorado Organization for Victim Assistance. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the National Victims Constitutional Amendment Network. He was appointed by the Chief of the Supreme Court to Chair the Commission on the Treatment Standards for Domestic Violence and served on the Colorado Domestic Violence Offender Management Board.

Steve served on the US Department of Justice, Office for Victims of Crime National Consortium Board, and Bureau of Justice Assistance Global Justice Information Technology Task Force. Steve is involved in the development of policies and programs that serve the citizens of Denver and Colorado ranging from the nurturing of our youngest children to the special care needed by our senior citizens. He serves as an advisor and consultant on policy development, boards of directors, fund raising, dispute resolution and inter-agency cooperation. Steve served as adjunct faculty to the University of Colorado Graduate School Of Public Affairs for six years.

Steve was a founding member and co-chair of the Denver Domestic Violence consortium and the Sexual Assault Interagency Council. He co-chaired the First National Symposium Non-Stranger Sex Assaults. He was one of the primary authors of the City's Inter-agency protocols on Domestic Violence; Sexual assault, Child Sex Abuse, Victimization of the Elderly and victimization of the Disabled. Steve was a founding member of the Mile High United Way Family Violence Prevention Initiative (Find the He also served on The Colorado Department of Health Sex Assault Prevention Advisory Council. Steve is the on the Executive Board of the National Victims Constitutional Amendment Network.

Steve has served on numerous boards in the past including thirteen years on the Colorado Violence Against Women Act Board. He was the President of the Colorado Health Sciences Center Addiction Research and Treatment Services Foundation from 1983-1996. He served on the Mile High United Way Funds Distributions committee, the Board of Directors of First Night Colorado, the Board of Kops 'n Kids and the State Advisory Council on Child Abuse, the Mental Health Association Committee for Children, the Rocky Mountain Poison Center, Nurses of Colorado Advisory Council, the Colorado Prescription Drug Abuse Task Force, and Colorado Contemporary Dance. Steve served for nine years as a Trustee of the St. Anne's School in Denver and is a Past-President of the Board of Trustees of the Colorado Children's Chorale. Steve is a Life Member of the Board of the Allied Jewish Senior Housing.

Steve has been a consultant and trainer for the National Organization for Victim Assistance, National Center for Victims of Crime, National Association of Crime Victim Compensation Boards, US Department of Education, National Victim Assistance Academy, and the National College of District Attorneys. He has spoken and been published both nationally and internationally on the subject of family violence, criminal victimization, community intervention and non-profit development and management.

Steve has been the recipient of numerous honors. In April 2006 he was presented the National Crime Victim Services Award by the Attorney General of the United States. In 2007 he was awarded the Carolyn Hamil-Henderson Award by Denver SafeHouse for career contributions to issues concerning Domestic Violence. Other awards include: 2012 National Crime Victims' Law Institute Partnership Award (Denver DA's Office Team); 2012 L'dor V'Dor Lifetime Contribution Award, Allied Jewish Senior Housing; 2008 Mothers Against Drunk Driving Award of Excellence; 1988 Project Pave, Person of the Year; 1989 National Organization for Victim Assistance, Volunteer of the year; 1990 Colorado Organization for Victim Assistance, Outstanding Contribution to Victim Assistance Movement; 1990 Denver Police Department, special Contribution to the Department; 1996 Rape Assistance and Awareness Program, Community Service Award; 1997 Colorado Organization for Victim Assistance, Exemplary Leadership Award; 1997 Norman S. Early, Jr. Award, Outstanding contribution to Victim Services; 1997 Addiction Research and Treatment Services University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Special Services Award; 1997 Project Safeguard, Advocate of the Year; 1998 Special Presidential Award for Services, Oklahoma Bombing Victims, 2003 Special Achievement Award Jefferson County District Attorney's Office.

The foundation of Steve's life is his family. Steve has been married for thirty-seven years to Anna G. Siegel and has a daughter Erin who completed her Master's of Education at Trinity University, along with a certificate in interior design, and a daughter Cassie, who graduated from the Frost School of Music, University of Miami and is a blossoming executive in the music industry. The Siegel's are proud of our newest family member accomplished with the assistance of Erin's husband Scott, our first grandchild Quin Eloise. Anna and Steve are known to spoil their two "grand dogs" Buster and Bleu.

His positive addictions include golf, cooking, music and travel. He still is not biologically attached to his IPhone despite evidence to the contrary.

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