Marsy's Law Policy Advisors Cassell, Twist Receive National Honors From the United States Department of Justice

Marsy’s Law for All is proud to announce today that two of the organization’s leading policy advisors have been recognized with prestigious national awards from the United States Department of Justice for their work on behalf of crime victims nationwide. 

Paul Cassell and Steve Twist were each honored for their long and tireless dedication to crime victims through the legislative and legal systems.


Professor Cassell received the Ronald Wilson Reagan Public Policy Award, given by the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office for Victims of Crime, which lauded Professor Cassell for his “monumental impact on the victims’ rights field,” and his “decades-long passion for the just and equal treatment of crime victims.” 

Steve Twist was honored with the Victim Rights Legend Award, also presented by the Office for Victims of Crime.  The award is presented to those “whose work has resulted in positive and substantial change in the field of victim advocacy and victims’ rights.”

Steve Twist

As key members of the Marsy’s Law National Policy team, Cassell and Twist have been instrumental in the writing and passage of Marsy’s Law in California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Nevada, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.

Marsy’s Law for All is proud and grateful to have two of the country’s most accomplished crime victims’ advocates working on our behalf as we continue our mission to provide an equal voice for victims everywhere. Congratulations to Cassell and Twist and, on behalf of every person whose life has been impacted by crime, thank you.