Managing Director, Sexual Misconduct Consulting & Investigations
Rachel (Rahel) J. Bayar joined T&M in August 2016 and serves as a Managing Director in the Sexual Misconduct Consulting & Investigations division. Prior to joining T&M, she served in the Bronx County District Attorney’s Office where, in her many years as an Assistant District Attorney (ADA) in the Child Abuse/Sex Crimes Bureau, she was responsible for the prosecution of serious felony cases from investigation, grand jury presentation, and evidentiary hearing to disposition by plea or trial. She was responsible for the prosecution and investigation of hundreds of sex crimes and child abuse cases, including multiple pattern and high-profile rape cases.
At T&M, Ms. Bayar has developed and delivered various customized training workshops across the country to diverse audiences. She has created and conducted interactive training on sexual harassment for academic institutions, corporations, financial firms and media outlets. She has also crafted and delivered specialized trainings on the subject of child safety for organizations that offer programs for children, such as camps, youth serving organizations and K-12 schools. These trainings primarily focus on mandatory reporting requirements, child abuse prevention and detection, cyberbullying, sexting, safe social media and electronic communication practices and boundary guidelines, among other issues. In addition, Ms. Bayar has also developed and provided training to primary and secondary private schools directed towards parents, faculty, staff and students. Ms. Bayar has also conducted numerous sensitive investigations into allegations of sexual misconduct and boundary guidelines for primary and secondary schools.
Ms. Bayar has consulted, lectured and conducted trainings at camps and faith-based institutions on safety protocols and boundaries, as well as best practices for creating safe spaces. She has piloted leadership training and child safety best practices trainings at multiple camps across the country and has consulted with numerous camps and camp directors on handling child safety issues. Ms. Bayar is the author of a curriculum on teaching abuse prevention in specific faith-based communities and was recently featured on a widely disseminated webinar hosted by the Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance organization on preventing sexual abuse in summer camps. In May 2017, Ms. Bayar was recognized by The Jewish Week 36 Under 36 2017 for her activism and efforts towards preventing sexual misconduct and abuse, particularly against children.
Ms. Bayar is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Rutgers University and received her Juris Doctorate from Seton Hall University School of Law.