Raina Bayas is the Project Director for the Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office for Victims of Crime FY 2012 Wraparound Victim Legal Assistance Network Collective Agreement. She joined the organization in November 2011. Raina obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Corporation Communications from the University of Texas at Austin in 2001 and her Juris Doctorate from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, California in 2006. Raina began her legal career at the Los Angeles office of Squire, Sanders & Dempsey LLP as a civil litigator. After almost three years there, she then started her own practice working on corporate matters for socially and environmentally conscious companies. To expand her corporate practice and solidify her skills as a civil litigator, she became an associate with Glaser, Weil, Fink, Jacobs, Howard & Shapiro LLP. In 2011, she left her life in Los Angeles to pursue her dream of living in Asia and working with nongovernmental organizations. She taught yoga to a girls boarding house in Cambodia, traveled the coast in Vietnam, worked as a legal volunteer for a human trafficking survivor rehabilitation NGO in Kathmandu, Nepal, trekked to Everest Base Camp, and obtained her 200 hour yoga teacher certificate in Goa, India. When she returned to the States, she settled in Denver and began her journey as a volunteer and, ultimately, an employee of Rocky Mountain Victim Law Center.
Jean G. McAllister, MSW, Treasurer
Ms. McAllister owns her own business, JGM Consulting LLC, providing training and consultation regarding interpersonal violence and trauma. She has over 30 years experience in the field. She also works for the Colorado Department of Human Services on a part time basis. She is privileged to work with various agencies regarding sexual assault, sexual abuse of children, domestic violence, trauma and victimization, offender dynamics, secondary trauma intervention, stress management, organizational development and policy development. She serves as an expert witness, providing expert testimony and case consultation regarding sexual assault, child sexual abuse, domestic violence, victim trauma reactions and offender management. She previously served as Program Director for the HealthBridge Alliance, assisting professionals who work with trauma to develop resilience to secondary trauma; as the Executive Director for the Colorado Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CCASA), the statewide membership coalition serving as the voice for victim survivors of sexual violence and the programs and individuals who serve them; as the Program Administrator for the Domestic Abuse Assistance Program (DAAP) at the Colorado Department of Human Services, providing funding for programs that serve domestic violence victims and their children; and as the Program Administrator for the Sex Offender Management Board at the Colorado Division of Criminal Justice which was, under her administration, selected as a National Resource Site for excellence in sex offender management. She did extensive crisis intervention with evacuees of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita who came to Colorado and with survivors of the Columbine High School shootings and criminal justice personnel who responded. She served as consultant and trainer to the Columbine Connection Victim Advocacy Program for the first year after the tragedy. She worked as a psychotherapist with the Assault Survivors Assistance Program at West Pines Lutheran Medical Center, as Program Supervisor for Gateway Battered Women’s Shelter and as a Child Protection Caseworker for the Arapahoe County Department of Social Services.
Her skills include policy analysis and development, treatment, intervention and advocacy with victims of interpersonal violence and serious trauma and with professionals who are exposed to trauma in their work, crisis intervention, clinical consultation, expert testimony, offender management, organizational planning and consultation, program development, administration and training. She has trained criminal justice personnel, treatment providers, victim advocates, mental health professionals, military personnel, school personnel and health care providers both locally and nationally. Her training expertise includes serving as faculty for the Judge Advocate General’s School for the United States Air Force, the Comprehensive Approaches to Sex Offender Management National Training Team, for the Colorado Ending Violence Against Women Training Team, for the Colorado Organization for Victim Assistance Academy and for the American Prosecutors’ Research Institute. She has worked as adjunct faculty for the University of Denver Graduate School of Social Work and for the Community College of Aurora. She was appointed to the University of Colorado Independent Investigating Commission in 2004. She was the recipient of the Colorado Governor’s Star Award for Citizenship in 2000. Her Master’s Degree in Social Work is from the University of Denver where she received the Dean Emil M. Sunley Award for contributions to the school and the profession of Social Work.
Anne Munch, J.D.
Ms. Munch attended the University of Denver for her undergraduate and graduate studies and received a BA in psychology and sociology, and then her law degree. Following law school Ms. Munch spent seven years as a prosecutor for the Denver District Attorney’s office including a rotation in the felony domestic violence and sexual assault unit. She also spent two years as the Chief Deputy District Attorney for the 7th Judicial District in Telluride, Colorado, and two years as the supervisor of the fast track domestic violence unit in the Jefferson County DA’s office in Golden, Colorado. In addition to her work as a prosecutor, Ms. Munch was the director of the San Miguel Resource Center, a domestic violence and sexual assault program in Telluride, Colorado. She also directed the Ending Violence Against Women Project, a statewide multi-disciplinary training and technical assistance project in Colorado for nine years. Currently, Ms. Munch is the owner of Anne Munch Consulting, Inc. and works full time providing speaking, training and consulting in the area of sexual assault, domestic violence and stalking. She is a recognized subject matter expert in her field, and provides her services to local, national and military organizations all across the United States, Asia and Europe. She works extensively in the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response programs for the US Air Force, the US Army and the US Marine Corps. Ms. Munch regularly speaks at state, national and international conferences on topics related to violence against women. She is on the teaching faculty for the International Association of Chiefs of Police.
John Clune, Esq., Chairperson
John Clune is the attorney for the Victim Justice law firm, specializing in victims' rights and legal representation of victims. Mr. Clune spent six years as Prosecutor in Colorado's Fifth Judicial District DA's Office, leaving in 2002 as the Chief Deputy DA. In 2004 John assisted the victim in the Kobe Bryant sexual assault prosecution in Eagle County, and was co-council with Lin Wood Esq. of Atlanta, Georgia for the related civil case in U.S. District Court. John now devotes his entire practice to representation of victims of violent crime. Mr. Clune received his Juris Doctorate from Gonzaga University in 1996 and is a current member of the National Association of Victims' Rights Attorneys and the National Crime VIctims' Bar Association.