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Colorado Victims’ Rights Act

Colorado Victims' Rights Act

22apr9:00 am10:00 amColorado Victims' Rights Act9:00 am - 10:00 am(GMT-06:00)

Event Details


Rocky Mountain Victim Law Center

*FREE* Webinar

Victims of crime in criminal cases have specific rights under the Colorado Victim Rights Act (VRA), which is both Constitutional and statutory law in Colorado. In this training, an overview of the VRA will be provided, which will include updated information related to legislative changes made to the VRA in 2022 and 2023. Examples will be shared of how victims’ rights can be made more meaningful through advocacy and litigation.


Alison McCarthy, Senior Victim Services Specialist

Alison McCarthy brings a decade of experience working to prevent and address interpersonal violence to her role as VRLS Victim Services Specialist, both by tackling systemic issues and providing direct support to victim survivors. Ms. McCarthy earned her Masters of Social Work with a certificate in Animal-Assisted Social Work from the University of Denver in 2014. She grew up all over the world and has enjoyed setting some roots in Colorado since 2005. Alison is passionate about remedying injustices and celebrating the inherent dignity of all people. Her time outside of work is spent connecting with loved ones, cuddling with her rescue cat Monroe, and enjoying spontaneous dance parties.

Matthew Beresky, Senior Staff Attorney

Matthew is a Colorado native and Air Force veteran who graduated magna cum laude from the University of Colorado Colorado Springs in 2013 with a Bachelor degree in Sociology.  From 2004 to 2014, Matthew served in the Air Force Reserves based out of Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs.  In 2016, Matthew graduated from the University of Denver, Strum College of Law with a Juris Doctorate.  From 2016 to 2019 Matthew served as a Deputy District Attorney in the 4th Judicial District (El Paso/Teller) where he prosecuted a wide variety of criminal activity to include violent felonies and crimes involving juveniles.  In 2019, Matthew accepted the position as an Attorney and Military Liaison at TESSA, a Colorado Springs based safehouse and victim service provider.  For almost two years, Matthew engaged in highly contentious family law, Victim Rights Act, and civil protection order litigation often involving military affiliated domestic violence and sexual assault allegations.  Matthew’s passion to zealously advocating for survivor/victim rights, holding offenders accountable for their actions, and providing trauma informed legal services led him to RMvlc.


*If you have accessibility needs, such as: sign or other language interpretation, etc. please email your request to info@RMVictimLaw.org. Though we will make every effort to secure all accommodations requested, we can only guarantee them on registrations received on or before April 5th, 2024.*



22nd April 2024 9:00 am - 10:00 am(GMT-06:00)