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.
Ronisha Carson joined RMvlc in November 2015 after three years with the Rocky Mountain Children’s Law Center. Ronisha holds a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Seattle University. After graduating, Ronisha worked in court administration for the King County Unified Family Court where she developed the desire to attend law school. She earned her Juris Doctor from Thurgood Marshall School of Law in 2008. After arriving in Denver, Ronisha practiced law as a solo practitioner specializing in criminal and family law before joining Rocky Mountain Children's Law Center where she advocated for the best interests of youth in the child welfare system. Ronisha has sat on multiple boards and is currently a member of the Far Northeast Black Parent Advisory, working to increase black parent engagement and decrease disparities for students of color in Denver Public Schools.
Kris Roads joined RMvlc’s Board of Directors in June 2015. Kris earned her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration majoring in Finance and Marketing from Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI in 2007. Kris currently serves as the Operations Finance Manager for MillerCoors and is the Career Enrichment Chair for the MillerCoors BREW (Building Relationships and Empowering Women) Employee Resource Group. BREW partners with The Family Tree in Colorado through employee volunteering and donations. The Family Tree provides innovative, life-changing services designed to end child abuse, domestic violence and homelessness. Kris has been with MillerCoors since 2011 holding several Corporate Finance & Accounting roles. She also tutored at-risk youth through a MillerCoors sponsored program. Previously Kris worked in Finance & Accounting at Brady Corporation in Milwaukee.
Rocky Mountain Victim Law Center