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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.

Marsy’s Law Applauds Procurement of Long-Awaited Statewide Automated Victim Notification System

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.

Marsy’s Law for Georgia Hails Court Finding

ATLANTA - June 6, 2023
 - The mother of a child rape victim in Athens has won a positive ruling in an action involving her daughter’s rights under the Georgia Crime Victim’s Bill of Rights, also known as Marsy’s Law. Under the Marsy’s Law Amendment, enacted by Georgia voters in 2018, crime victims have specific, enforceable rights, which include the right to be heard in the judicial process and the right to be notified of proceedings.

At a recent hearing, Superior Court Judge Eric Norris found that “the District Attorney violated the rights of the Movant and the minor victim afforded by the Georgia Crime Victims’ Bill of Rights and the Constitution of the State of Georgia.”

Marsy’s Law for Wisconsin Leads Effort to Go Purple for National Crime Victims’ Rights Week

– Residents, organizations, businesses, and landmarks across Wisconsin are going purple next week as part of a statewide recognition of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (NCVRW), which is established annually by the Office for Victims of Crime within the U.S. Department of Justice. This year’s NCVRW is April 23-29.  

Marsy’s Law for Wisconsin Celebrates 3rd Anniversary of Historic Statewide Vote

MADISON – Today marks the three-year anniversary of the historic statewide vote on the crime victims’ constitutional amendment commonly known as Marsy’s Law for Wisconsin.

A Closer Look With Sheriff Greg Countryman

Sheriff Greg Countryman is a 32-year law enforcement professional. Prior to being elected sheriff in 2020, he served 16 years as elected marshal of Muscogee County, Georgia. Sheriff Countryman is the only person in the history of Muscogee County to ever be elected as both marshal and sheriff. He is also the first African American to hold the Office of the Sheriff since its inception in 1828. Sheriff Countryman is a 21st-century thinker who believes in serving the community as a whole and leaving an imprint in the minds of those he serves.