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.
Jodie obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Texas Christian University in 2008 and her Juris Doctor from Tulane Law School in 2012. While at Tulane, Jodie volunteered and interned with organizations that assisted survivors of violence and was a student attorney at the Tulane Domestic Violence Clinic. After graduating from Tulane, Jodie moved back to Texas where she worked in a private law firm focusing on family law and civil matters. In 2014, Jodie relocated to Denver where her passion for serving survivors of violence led her to work at the 18th Judicial District Attorney’s Office as a Victim Advocate on the Aurora Theater Shooting case. It is that same passion that has led Jodie to the role of Staff Attorney at RMvlc.
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.
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.
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