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North Carolina's Dedication to Crime Victims' Rights Continues

This week, the nation will recognize National Crime Victims' Rights Week (NCVRW) April 7-13, but North Carolina's voters made their support for crime victims clear last November by voting for the Marsy's Law victims' rights amendment. More than 60 percent of statewide voters agreed that North Carolina's victims of crime deserve stronger constitutional rights. 

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Marsy’s Law Honors National Crime Victims’ Rights Week While Supporters Hope for a Positive Decision from the Kentucky Supreme Court

Louisville, Ky. (April 8, 2019) – Marsy’s Law for Kentucky and its many supporters are hopeful that the annual National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (NCVRW) will send a positive message to the Kentucky Supreme Court as it considers the fate of the constitutional amendment and whether to uphold the will of more than 800,000 Kentucky voters who supported it.

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Brown County Courthouse and Green Bay Bridges to Go Purple for Crime Victims

Brown County and City of Green Bay recognize National Crime Victims’ Rights Week with purple lights 

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Washoe County District Attorney Educates Residents About New Crime Victims’ Rights Measure and Implementation

Just weeks into the new year and victims of crime in Nevada have more information available to them about their cases thanks to Marsy’s Law for Nevada crime victims’ rights law. The measure known as Question 1 on the ballot was approved last November by Nevada voters. Legal experts across Nevada are tasked with making sure their policies and procedures involving victims include the rights and consideration now required in the Constitution with the passage of Marsy’s Law.

Iowans Support Marsy's Law

Statewide polling has shown just how much Iowans support Marsy's Law for Iowa. In fact, 85 percent of Iowans support updating the state Constitution to ensure equal rights for crime victims. Even in the polarized political environment that exists today, putting victims’ rights into Iowa’s constitution enjoys huge bipartisan support. 

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SmartTalk WITF: Why Do Crime Victims Need an Amendment to the Pennsylvania Constitution?

In 1998, the Pennsylvania Crime Victims Act was passed to create statutory rights for victims.

 

However, over the past two decades, it has become clear that statutory rights are insufficient and illusory because, if the rights are violated, there is no recourse for a victim. Victims deserve to have constitutional protections, just as those who are accused and convicted do.