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Colorado Victims’ Rights Act

Colorado Victims' Rights Act

26feb12:00 pm1:00 pmColorado Victims' Rights Act12:00 pm - 1:00 pm(GMT-07:00)

Event Details

COLORADO VICTIMS RIGHTS ACT – 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 webinar, a brief overview of the VRA will be provided, which will include updated information related to legislative changes made to the VRA in 2022. The training will then focus on how to advocate for meaningful access to VRA rights, and, for attorneys, how the right to be heard provides opportunities for VRA litigation in Colorado. The goal of this training is to take the VRA beyond a checklist, and turn it in to practical tips about how to help victims ensure their rights are upheld and enforced throughout the criminal legal process.

Presenters

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.

Kazi Houston, MSW, JD, Legal Director

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 currently serves on the CCJJ Sentencing Reform Task Force and the CBI Identity Theft and Fraud Board.

REGISTER

*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 February 16th, 2023.*

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Time

(Monday) 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm(GMT-07:00)