Legal Options for Survivors of Sexual Violence
Click Here to Register! The array of legal issues and needs that arise for survivors are vast and complex. Join this webinar to learn more about spotting some common and
The array of legal issues and needs that arise for survivors are vast and complex. Join this webinar to learn more about spotting some common and not-so-common legal issues, how to provide legal information to survivors without engaging in the unauthorized practice of law, and where you and the survivor can turn to for affordable (free!) expert legal support and advice.
Kazi Houston, MSW, JD is the Legal Director at Rocky Mountain Victim Law Center (RMvlc) in Denver, Colorado. Kazi obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Seattle University in 1998, her Master of Social Work and Master of Arts in International Studies from the University of Denver in 2001, and her Juris Doctorate from the University of Denver in 2010. Prior to attending law school, Kazi worked extensively with children and families managing mental illness and/or developmental disabilities, particularly those involved with the criminal justice system. After law school, Kazi worked for 4 years as a private practice civil attorney prior to returning to the non-profit sector in 2015. A commitment to improving community access to the legal system and engaging in innovative legal work led Kazi to RMvlc in 2016. Kazi has presented at multiple statewide and national conferences on victim legal issues. Kazi has also served as the victim representative on the Prison Population Management Interim Study Committee in 2019 and the CCJJ Sentencing Reform Task Force, and currently serves on the CBI Identity Theft and Fraud Board.
Emily Tofte Nestaval, MSW – has over 19 years’ experience in the anti-violence field advocating for victims and survivors. Throughout her career, she has been able to meld her passion for serving survivors of violence and non-profit management. Ms. Tofte Nestaval has provided consultation, training and technical assistance to attorneys, prosecutors, and social service providers as they navigate the complexities of serving victims of violence. She has held the positions of Assistant Director of Moving to End Sexual Assault, Board Chair of the Colorado Coalition Against Sexual Assault, Sexual Violence Justice Institute Program Director, Financial and Grants Manager at the Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault, and is currently the Executive Director of Rocky Mountain Victim Law Center. She has received several awards for the work in victim services including the 2014 Colorado Coalition Against Sexual Assault’s Change Maker award and the Commitment to Justice Award from the Boulder County District Attorney’s Office in 2017.
(Tuesday) 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm