Rocky Mountain Victim Law Center is a Colorado nonprofit organization
providing free legal assistance to victims of violent crime to help enforce
their rights under the Victims’ Rights Act.
RMvlc’s staff spends considerable time with clients and encourages open, ongoing communication to ensure victims’ individual needs and priorities are being met. Rocky Mountain Victim Law Center works to ensure the criminal justice system treats victims with fairness, dignity, and respect by advocating on behalf of victims while working with law enforcement, prosecutors, and the courts to encourage meaningful interactions between victims and the criminal justice system.
RMvlc’s staff conducts trainings and educational presentations to victim advocates, service providers, prosecutors, judges, law enforcement officers, and others regarding the legal center as well as the enforcement of crime victims' rights. RMvlc presents on a variety of topics, including Colorado and Federal Victims' Rights Acts; enforcing victims’ rights; the impact of trauma and related behavior; and vicarious trauma.
Please contact RMvlc if you would like to learn more about trainings and presentations.
Kazi, a Denver native, 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 who had been involved with the criminal justice system. Kazi worked for 4 years as a private practice civil attorney prior to returning to the non-profit sector in 2015, where she was the Client Services Manager at Project Safeguard. A commitment to improving community access to the legal system led Kazi to her position at RMvlc.
Sarah Reimers Summers, J.D.
Statewide Civil Legal Services Coordinator
Sarah obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Religion from Wake Forest University in 2009 and her Juris Doctor from the University of Notre Dame Law School in 2014. Prior to law school, Sarah worked at the International Justice Mission’s office in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, combating human trafficking. Her passion for promoting human rights through rule of law continued throughout her time at Notre Dame. After law school, she received the Thomas L. Shaffer Public Interest Fellowship to work at Colorado Legal Services for two years providing civil legal services to indigent victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking. Sarah continues her passion for empowering crime victims, particularly those from underrepresented communities, at RMvlc.
Yessenia has been supporting victims of crime as a Bilingual Victim Advocate in the Brighton/Commerce City Police Department Victim Services Unit since 2014. She is currently working towards her bachelor’s in social work at Front Range Community College, and plans to continue to achieve a Masters in Social Work. Her passion and dedication to empowering victims of crime to see themselves as survivors is what brought Yessenia to RMvlc. Yessenia speaks English and Spanish, she joined RMvlc in February 2017 as the Intake Specialist. She is committed to help victims of crime navigate through the criminal justice system by providing trauma informed services, and connections to resources in a compassionate and empowering way.
Rose Hernandez attended Kelsey-Jenney College in California to obtain her paralegal certificate. She began working at a worker’s compensation firm as a caseworker that assisted the injured workers navigate the intimidating legal process. Rose worked with undocumented and non-English speaking migrant workers from Mexico. It was during this time that Rose established her aspirations to continue work in this type of field. In 2005, Rose moved to Colorado and began working at the 5th Judicial District Attorney’s Office. In 2013, Rose began working as a Victim/Witness Specialist at the 18th Judicial District Attorney’s Office in the Special Victims Unit. Rose worked on adult and child sexual assault cases, child abuse causing death and adult homicide cases. Rose’s fluency in Spanish has also allowed her the opportunity to reach an under-served population and hopes to help those that are non-English speaking navigate the legal system. Rose is extremely passionate about working with victims and her continued desire to assist victims is what brought her to RMvlc in April 2017.
Paul M. Kay, CFE, MPA, JD
Paul M. Kay is the Global Chief Information Security Officer at Echostar, a premier global provider of satellite communications, video delivery solutions, satellite broadband services, network technologies and managed services for enterprise and government customers in more than 100 countries.
Paul is the former Chief Security Officer and Diversity & Inclusion Executive Sponsor for MillerCoors where he developed strategy and governance programs in physical & information security, investigations, business continuity, enterprise risk, crisis management, global regulatory compliance and more. Previous to MillerCoors, Paul served in leadership roles in other Fortune 500 and 100 companies to include retail, distribution, banking and consulting. Prior to joining private industry, Paul served in various U.S. law enforcement agencies as an organized crime & major case detective and terrorism task force officer.
Paul has been featured on Court TV and was awarded the New York Law School 9/11 Student Hero Award and numerous other law enforcement awards. Additionally, Paul was awarded a Congressional commendation for his work at the National Law Enforcement Memorial and was a finalist for the National Retail Federation Government Partner Award.
Paul holds a Juris Doctorate, a MPA and a BS in Management & Police Science.
Paul joined RMvlc's Board in 2013 and is based in Colorado. He enjoys life as a fitness and technology nerd, beer aficionado and volunteers at several non-profits.
Jenn Doe joined the Board of Directors in November 2016. Jenn is the Outreach Coordinator for Safe Shelter of St. Vrain Valley. In this role, Jenn oversees the Teens Ending Relationship Abuse (TERA) program, which trains peer educators to provide presentations in local high schools on teen dating abuse prevention and resources. She also assists with fundraising and event planning, grants management, volunteer recruitment and training, and provides education on topics related to domestic violence and healthy relationships to anyone who will listen. Recently, Jenn has been working with coaches, athletic directors, and community members to pilot the Coaching Boys into Men program in St. Vrain Valley high schools.
Previously, Jenn worked as the Violence Prevention Education Coordinator for The Phoenix Center at Auraria (PCA), a campus-based victim services office in Denver. There, she trained and supervised a team of peer educators and provided training and education to students, staff and faculty. While at the PCA, Jenn also developed and implemented an online violence prevention training module that was offered to students through multiple learning management systems and aligned with new federal guidelines. This expanded the reach of the PCA beyond in-person workshops and made this information accessible to all students.
Jenn earned her Masters in Public Administration from CU Denver, with a concentration in the Program on Domestic Violence and completed her capstone research project with the Denver Metro Domestic Violence Fatality Review (DMDVFRC) in May of 2014. She completed here undergraduate degree in graphic design and interactive media at Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design in December of 2008.
Jonathan Datz joined RMvlc’s Board of Directors in January 2017. Johnathan earned a BA from the University of Michigan in 1998 and a JD from the Temple University School of Law in 2001. Following law school graduation, Mr. Datz served as an Assistant State Attorney in Miami-Dade, Florida, focusing on the prosecution of domestic violence. In 2006, he became a prosecutor at the Adams/Broomfield County District Attorney’s Office. In 2011, Mr. Datz assumed the position of Senior Deputy District Attorney, specializing in the prosecution of felony-level crimes-against-children. In May 2013, Mr. Datz founded the Broomfield law firm of Datz & Fee, LLC, which would later become The Datz Law Firm, PC. The Datz Law Firm, PC is a thriving Broomfield-based law firm that specializes in the intersection of family and criminal law. Mr. Datz also serves as legal counsel for police officers throughout Colorado as part of the Fraternal Order of Police Legal Defense Fund. Mr. Datz is an active member of the Broomfield non-profit community, serving on the Bal Swan Children’s Center Board of Directors since August 2013. In July 2016, Mr. Datz was elected to his second term as the President of the Bal Swan Children’s Center Board of Directors.
Dave Loucks joined the RMvlc’s Board of directors in February 2017. Dave has over 25 years of business experience public accounting and private industry. Dave’s public accounting career was at the Denver offices of KPMG, BDO Seidman, Deloitte, and Hein & Associates, concentrating on oil & gas and technology companies. From 1998 to 2000, he was the CFO of an INC. 500 international software company. Dave co-founded the Assent brand of specialty accounting solutions for the oil & gas industry, which was sold to Opportune, where Dave works in business development. Dave is a graduate of the University of Denver and is a certified public accountant in Colorado.
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