Massachusetts Efforts

Status of Marsy's Law in Massachusetts

Currently, Massachusetts does not have a victims’ rights Amendment to its Constitution.

  • To learn more about your rights in Massachusetts, please visit the National Crime Victim Law Institute (NCVLI) by clicking here.
Violent Crime In Your State: Did You Know?

According To Recently Released Statistics By The Federal Bureau Of Investigation (FBI), Massachusetts Experienced 25,562 Violent Crimes In 2015.

  • In 2015, There Were 128 Murders And Nonnegligent Manslaughters.
  • In 2015 There Were 2,075 Rapes.
  • In 2015 There Were 5,288 Robberies.
  • In 2015 There Were 19,071 Aggravated Assaults.

Source: 2015 Crime In The United States, State Totals, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Website, 9/26/16

Resources in Massachusetts

Massachusetts Attorney General Victim Services

Massachusetts Executive Office Of Public Safety And Security Victims Services

Massachusetts Victims Of Violent Crime Compensation Program

Massachusetts Coalition Against Sexual Assault And Domestic Violence (Jane Doe Inc.)

Victim Rights Law Center

Parents Of Murdered Children – Merrimack Valley Chapter

Parents Of Murdered Children – Southeastern Massachusetts Chapter