What is Marsy’s Law?

Marsy’s Law ensures that victims of crime have equal, constitutional rights on the same level as those accused and convicted of crimes.

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Read updates from Marsy's Law efforts across the country.

City of Atlanta Proclamation for National Crime Victims' Rights Week 2021

The Atlanta city council approved a proclamation to commemorate National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (NCVRW) from April 18 to 24, 2021.

Ahmaud Arbery Should be Referred to As A Victim in Court

ATLANTA - January 7, 2021 - In light of recent motions by defense attorneys for Gregory and Travis McMichael, the father and son charged with the murder of Ahmaud Arbery, Marsy’s Law for Georgia today made a clear case that Ahmaud Arbery...

Sheila J. Simon: It's Fair and It Just Makes Sense

  Sheila Simon rejoined the School of Law faculty after serving as Lieutenant Governor of Illinois from 2011 to 2015. As Lieutenant Governor she worked on many issues including education policy and secure funding for rape crisis centers. In addition to her experience in state...

Marsy’s Law for Florida is Helping Crime Victims

In a recent letter to the editor in the Daytona Beach News-Journal, domestic violence survivor Misty Hicks describes how Marsy’s Law for Florida, which provides crime victims with constitutionally mandated rights and protections, helped ensure a just outcome in her...

ICYMI: Wisconsin Public Radio Highlights Seven Months of Marsy’s Law for Wisconsin in Action

Crime victim advocate and attorney discusses how the law has been implemented in Wisconsin and is being applied in courtrooms  

Kentucky Voters Say YES! to Amendment #1 (Marsy's Law)

Marsy’s Law will now be added to Kentucky’s constitution, ensuring the inclusion, participation, and respect of victims and their families as they navigate the criminal justice system   FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 3, 2020) — Kentucky voters today overwhelmingly approved Constitutional Amendment...

Victims’ Voices

Anyone can be a victim of crime. Regardless of race, color, national origin, disability, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, socioeconomic status, education level, or citizenship status, crime affects us all. Too often, in the wake of a crime, victims find they have no voice in the criminal justice system. Learn why victims of crime support Marsy’s Law, which aims to give victims the voice they deserve.

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Supporters’ Stories

Marsy's Law is a bipartisan effort, uniting legislators, law enforcement, organizations, and advocates from across the political spectrum. Learn below why so many have chosen to support equal crime victims' rights through Marsy's Law.

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