Paige Dinger is the Executive Director of the Faces of Hope Foundation in Boise. The foundation plays a critical role in the day-to-day operations of the nonprofit victim center through fundraising and leadership.
Every year, Faces of Hope helps hundreds of men, women, and children who turn to the victim center at times of crisis and need. We thank her for taking the time to discuss the victim experience and how Marsy’s Law for Idaho is designed to help crime victims.
As we close out 2023, we wanted to take note of a recent development in the U.S. Senate that bodes well for crime victims here in Idaho and the rest of the country.
For many of us, the holiday season is a time of joy, warmth, and togetherness. However, for victims of crime who have experienced trauma, the holiday season can bring about increased stress, fear, anger, or anxiety. It’s important to recognize the unique challenges faced by survivors so we can collectively foster a more supportive and understanding environment during this season.
Marsy’s Law for Florida Commemorates Fifth Anniversary of Passage with Display in the Florida Capitol
TALLAHASSEE – To commemorate the fifth anniversary of the passage of Marsy’s Law for Florida, the organization set up a display in the Florida capitol to increase awareness of the constitutional rights now afforded to Florida crime victims. Placed around the rotunda of the capitol are life-size cardboard silhouettes of people that feature information about the various rights and protections provided to crime victims under Marsy’s Law.
ATLANTA – June 14, 2023 – Ever since the Georgia Crime Victims Bill of Rights (Marsy’s Law) was passed in 2018, Marsy’s Law for Georgia has been championing a statewide automated victim notification (AVN) system to help facilitate the enforcement of these rights. Marsy’s Law for Georgia is encouraged by last week’s announcement, from the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council (CJCC) and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI), requesting proposals from contractors to provide a statewide AVN. The RFP closes on Thursday, June 15, with the review process estimated to occur over a two-week period.