Kazi Houston, MSW, JD

Biography

Kazi Houston, MSW, JD

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.