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Op-Ed: During Crime Victims' Rights Week, Kentuckians have something to celebrate

When the pandemic brought everything to a screeching halt, it brought with it a sudden loss of stability and control, isolation and helplessness. The world as we knew it was no longer the one we lived in. Over the past year, we have had to figure out what it means to live our lives now. People began talking about our “new normal” instead of getting back to normal.  

Marsy’s Law for Tennessee Lighting the State Purple in Honor of Crime Victims

April 15, 2020 – Marsy’s Law for Tennessee is lighting the state purple in recognition of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (NCVRW), Sunday, April 18 through 24.

The COVID-19 pandemic has amplified the need for Marsy’s Law for Tennessee. A recent TBI report shows the violent crime rate soared in Memphis in 2020 compared to 2019 – up nearly 25 percent. Knoxville Police reported a 40 percent increase in shootings resulting in injury in 2020. And in Chattanooga, police said there has been a sharp increase in gun violence. 

Marsy’s Law for Wisconsin Recognizes One Year of Crime Victims’ Constitutional Amendment in Action

Holds virtual press conference highlighting examples of Marsy’s Law at work in Wisconsin

MADISON  Today marked the one-year anniversary of the historic statewide vote on the crime victims’ constitutional amendment commonly known as Marsy’s Law for Wisconsin. In recognition of this crucial milestone, supporters of the amendment today held a virtual press conference highlighting examples of Marsy’s Law at work in Wisconsin. The press conference featured the two lead authors of the bipartisan victims’ rights legislation, Senator Van Wanggaard and Representative Todd Novak, alongside a number of prominent survivors and victims’ rights advocates from communities throughout Wisconsin.

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City of Atlanta Proclamation for National Crime Victims' Rights Week 2021

The Atlanta city council approved a proclamation to commemorate National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (NCVRW) from April 18 to 24, 2021.

Marsy’s Law for Georgia Announces 2021 Advisory Board

The board will help Marsy’s Law for Georgia continue to elevate victims’ rights across the state. 

ATLANTA  February 23, 2021 – Marsy’s Law for Georgia, which supports equal rights for crime victims under the state’s Constitution, plans to continue to expand its mission across the state with the support of some of the most accomplished victims’ rights advocates and legal experts in Georgia.

ICYMI: Marsy’s Law for Florida gives victims of crime a voice

In a recent op-ed in the Northwest Florida Daily News, former judge Representative Patt Maney outlined the many positive benefits Marsy’s Law for Florida has provided victims of crime since it was placed in the state constitution in 2018.