Go Purple For Crime Victims’ Rights Week

For Immediate Release

Nevada, April 8-14, 2018


GO PURPLE for Crime Victims’ Rights Week

More than 95,000 cases of “Index Crimes” including murder, rape, robbery, property crimes, and more, were investigated across Nevada according to the most recent FBI Uniform Crime Report of 2016.   Just like the suspects in criminal cases, we believe the victims of crime in Nevada deserve guaranteed rights when going through the judicial process.  That is the goal of Marsy’s Law for Nevada.  Marsy’s Law for Nevada seeks to even the scales of justice for Nevada victims with passage of a ballot Question 1 which will be voted on this Fall.

Also recognizing victims is National Crime Victims’ Rights Week,

April 8-14th, 2018, as designated by the US Department of Justice, and Office of Victims of Crime.  The week serves to remember the victims of crime across America, and the need for respect and consideration through the judicial process.  Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval has proclaimed this as Crime Victims Rights Week in Nevada, April 8-14th.

To remember crime victims, we are uniting with civic entities, businesses and advocacy organizations statewide to provide proclamations of recognition, and to GO PURPLE during National Crime Victims’ Rights Week.  This color of remembrance, strength, and hope will be used to recognize crime victims, and show a unified level of support.

Proclamations presented without formal presentations, or in March:

  • Governor Sandoval/Nevada, Boulder City Council, Caliente City Council, Carlin City Council, Carson City Council, Douglas County Commission, Elko City Council, Gardnerville Town Board, Humboldt County Commission, Mesquite City Council

Crime Victims’ Rights Week Recognition – Southern Nevada:

  (NOTE: Some are scheduled prior to CVRW April 8-14th*)

  • Monday, April 2nd, at 4:30pm, Henderson City Hall Councilwoman Gerri Schroder & Mayor Debra March will present the proclamation for the following week as Crime Victims’ Rights Week.
  • Wednesday, April 4th, at 9:00am, City of Las Vegas Councilman Bob Coffin, City Council members & Mayor Carolyn Goodman will present the Crime Victims’ Rights Week proclamation at the regular Council meeting. Las Vegas City Hall, 495 S. Main.
  • Monday, April 9th, at 9am, WELCOME TO FABULOUS LAS VEGAS SIGN / County Commission Commissioners and advocacy organizations unite to proclaim this as National Crime Victims’ Rights Week & turn the famous sign lights Purple
  • Wednesday, April 11th, 2:30pm, North Las Vegas City Hall Proclamation presentation with Councilman Richard Cherchio
  • Sunday, April 8th, HIGH ROLLER at the Linq Las Vegas High Roller will Go Purple tonight to kick off the week of recognition
  • Sunday, April 8-14th, New York New York Resort Brooklyn Bridge lights will Go Purple all week
  • Sunday, April 8-12th, Downtown Summerlin ONE Summerlin lights Go Purple
  • Sunday-Saturday, April 8-14th, City of Henderson Website Front Page will Go Purple all week
  • Sunday-Saturday, April 8-14th, Las Vegas City Hall Lights Go Purple all week
  • Sunday-Friday, April 8-14th, Silver Lining Mobile Billboard Mobile billboard promoting Crime Victims’ Rights Week all week
  • Sunday-Thursday, April 8-12th, MEET Las Vegas Event Venue MEET exterior lights will Go Purple all week. 233 s. 4TH Street
  • Wednesday, April 11th, Las Vegas Mob Museum/Nat’l Museum of Organized Crime & Law Enforcement Employees of the Museum will wear Purple ribbons today to recognize CVRW.  300 Stewart Avenue, Downtown Las Vegas
  • Saturday, April 14th – Marsy’s Law Informational Meeting Las Vegas:  10am to 12 Noon – 9500 W. Flamingo.

Interested volunteers and precinct captains unite for an informational meeting about Marsy’s Law for Nevada/Question 1.

 NORTHERN NEVADA/Events for National Crime Victims’ Rights Week

  • Thursday, April 5th, City of Carson City City Council Proclamation Presentation for upcoming Crime Victims’ Rights Week at Carson City Council Chambers
  • Tuesday, April 10th, 10:00am – Washoe County Commission Commissioners present proclamation for Week
  • Tuesday April 10th, 8:00pmGrand Sierra Resort, Reno Resort exterior lights Go Purple for Crime Victims’ Rights Week
  • Wednesday, April 11th, 10:00am – Reno City Council Mayor Hillary Schieve and Councilman David Bobzien will provide a proclamation for Crime Victims’ Rights Week
  • Wednesday, April 11th, 5:30pm-7:30pm – Alliance for Victims’ Rights-Washoe County Candlelight Vigil. A candlelight vigil will be held in Reno, Nevada at the Mills Lane Justice Center.  One South Sierra Street in Reno, NV.
  • Thursday, April 12th, 9:00am Lander County Commission Proclamation presentation for Crime Victims’ Rights Week
  • APRIL 14TH ADVOCATES UNITE at UNR Saturday from 1:30pm to 3:30pm – UNR Campus at Joe Crowley Student Union – 1664 N. Virginia Street / Room CSU 320

Marsy’s Law for Nevada will host interested supporters and precinct captains for an information meeting on Marsy’s Law for Nevada/Question 1.

ADDITIONAL Crime Victims’ Rights Week Events which MLNV will Support & Attend 

  • Las Vegas – Monday, April 9th – 5:30pm to 8:30pm – “I AM EVIDENCE” HBO Movie Screening – at CSN, 637 W. Charleston campus, Building K, Room 101
  • Las Vegas – April 11th – 4:30 to 5:30pm – Marsy’s Law for Nevada – Information Presentation at SHADE TREE Shelter at Survivors Center – presentation to domestic violence survivors
  • Las Vegas – Wednesday April 11th – 6pm to 7pm Celebration of Life and Candlelight Ceremony – Healing Garden, 1015 S. Casino Center, Downtown Las Vegas – Organized by: Community Coalition for Victims Rights (CCVR), contact: Elynne Green at [email protected] or Genevieve Embrey at [email protected] 702-828-7716
  • Henderson – Thursday April 12th: 10am to 2pm – Henderson Events Plaza – County Wide Resource Fair Open to the Public. – Organized by: Community Coalition for Victims Rights (CCVR), contact: Elynne Green at [email protected] or Genevieve Embrey at [email protected] 702-828-7716

PARTICIPATING AGENCIES: FBI/US Attorneys Office, Henderson Police Department, Las Vegas Metro Police-Victim Services, North Las Vegas Police-Victim Services, Clark County DA Victim-Witness Assistance Center, Family Advocacy Program of Nellis AFB, Family Justice Center-LVMPD, Henderson City Attorney’s Office Victim Advocate Unit, Nevada Child Seekers, Parents of Murdered Children, SAFE House in Henderson, Safe Nest, Seeds of Hope, The Rape Crisis Center, The Shade Tree, Trauma Intervention Program (TIP), Victims of Crime Program, and Marsy’s Law for Nevada crime victims’ rights initiative.  


Join us and Go Purple!  Businesses and individuals can show their support and GO PURPLE during National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, April 8-14th.    

INDIVIDUALS can show their support at work by wearing PURPLE or print out the “Marsy’s Law Support Sign” from our Facebook Page. Take a photo with your smartphone, post it on Social Media using the tagline #VictimsRightsNV.  Then check out the Marsy’s Law for Nevada FACEBOOK page where we will be posting pictures we find from supporters online.

BUSINESSES AND ORGANIZATIONS statewide can show their support by shining a light purple, posting a marquee sign, or having employees wear purple April 8-14th.  Be sure to post your support on social media!  #VictimsRightsNV

Question 1/Marsy’s Law for Nevada Would Help Guarantee Victims Receive:

  • The Right to receive information about their rights, and the services available to crime victims.
  • Right to be treated with fairness and respect throughout the criminal justice process.
  • Right to be protected from the defendant.
  • Right to notice of all public proceedings in the case.
  • Right to be reasonably heard, upon request, at all public proceedings regarding the case.
  • Right to reasonably confer with the prosecuting agency, upon request, regarding the case.
  • Right to full and timely restitution.

We ask all Nevadans to remember to cast a vote for themselves this fall and vote YES on Question 1.

History of Marsy’s Law

The effort is named after Marsalee “Marsy” Nicholas who was murdered by her ex-boyfriend in California in 1983.  A week later he was released pending his court proceedings and went face to face with the victim’s family, who had no idea he was out of jail.  Today her brother, Dr. Henry T. Nicholas is working to secure a voice and protection for victims’ and their families, nationwide. Similar Marsy’s Law measures have already passed in California, Illinois, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Ohio.

Website:  NV.MarsysLaw.US


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