According to the United States Department of Justice, 1.6 million violent crimes were committed throughout the country in 2020. This was a decline—there were 2 million such crimes the year before. While there has been some improvement in levels of crime, that still leaves many individuals who have been victimized to deal with the trauma associated with those crimes. And that doesn’t include the victim’s loved ones and family members who may also suffer as a result.
The notification package, with complete bipartisan support, will be heard in the Senate Judiciary on Tuesday, March 1.
Duncan receives a challenge coin for his support resulting in the Criminal Record Responsibility Act and Victim Notification Package’s unanimous passing in the Senate
Op Ed: The More You Know; the Safer You Are. Proposed Legislation Brings Georgia One Step Closer to a Statewide Automated Victim Notification System to Implement Victims’ Rights
By Professor Christine M. Scartz, University of Georgia School of Law Clinical Assistant Professor and Director of the Jane W. Wilson Family Justice Clinic and Marsy’s Law for Georgia Advisory Board Member
Marsy’s Law for Florida commends the Florida Legislature on the passage of SB 1012/HB 697 sponsored by Senator Danny Burgess and Representative Colleen Burton, which achieves two important goals for crime victims.