Donna Pollard dares to believe in a world where young girls can be free from abuse and exploitation. A native of Kentucky -- a state burdened with thousands of cases of abuse and a history of child marriage -- she is leading the charge for change.
John W. Gillis has a long and distinguished career in criminal justice, including victims’ issues. After working as a police officer for two years with the New York Port Authority, Gillis served with the Los Angeles Police Department for more than twenty-six years, retiring in 1988 at the rank of lieutenant. Gillis was nominated by President George W. Bush and confirmed by the U.S. Senate in September 2001 as the National Director, Office for Victims of Crime, U. S. Department of Justice. On October 3, 2011 (in Phoenix, Arizona) Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery appointed John W. Gillis as the new Chief of the County Attorney’s Victim Services Division.
Iowa’s victims’ rights amendment grants equal rights under the constitution. It does not take away any rights from the accused.
State Investigator Kristen Liberto understands the need for stronger crime victims’ rights in Mississippi. Victims of crime deserve more from Mississippi’s criminal justice system.
As a marriage and family therapist, Tara Mills understands the need for equal victims’ rights.
Sheriff Travis Patten has seen firsthand the need for stronger crime victims’ rights in Mississippi. Marsy’s Law will ensure victims of crime have a voice in the criminal justice system.
“Marsy’s Law is an opportunity for us to position this state to do some badly needed process improvement to the criminal justice system that ensures victims will not fall through the cracks; that they will be heard and that there will be an ongoing commitment to victims’ rights.”
Montgomery County Sheriff Chris Watkins Understands First Hand Why Victims of Crime in North Carolina Need Equal Rights
“Marsy’s Law is going to basically remind everybody in the system how important that process is of helping someone heal after they have experienced victimization.”