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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.


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.

Ahmaud Arbery Should be Referred to As A Victim in Court

ATLANTA - January 7, 2021 - In light of recent motions by defense attorneys for Gregory and Travis McMichael, the father and son charged with the murder of Ahmaud Arbery, Marsy’s Law for Georgia today made a clear case that Ahmaud Arbery and his family should be referred to as victims in court.


Sheila J. Simon: It's Fair and It Just Makes Sense


Sheila Simon rejoined the School of Law faculty after serving as Lieutenant Governor of Illinois from 2011 to 2015. As Lieutenant Governor she worked on many issues including education policy and secure funding for rape crisis centers. In addition to her experience in state government and local government, Simon has been a long-time teacher at the School of Law and was the first staff attorney for the Domestic Violence Clinic. Before joining the faculty, she was an assistant state’s attorney for four years, with two of those years, spent prosecuting domestic batterers. Her civil law experience includes five years as a staff attorney at Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance, and three years in private practice. Simon is one of the authors of Legal Writing, now in its third edition. Ms. Simon is a member of the board of the Women’s Center, Equality Illinois, and Marsy’s Law Illinois. She has served on a panel to screen federal judge applicants and been a pro bono attorney for the Association for Late Deafened Adults. She also served on the Carbondale City Council from 2003 to 2007.