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RALEIGH, NC. (August 27, 2019) – Legislation to implement Marsy’s Law, the constitutional amendment to strengthen victims’ rights approved by voters last year, has passed through the N.C. House and is one step closer to becoming law. Lawmakers, advocates and criminal justice professionals have worked relentlessly to ensure victims receive the rights they so strongly deserve and to ensure that the bill gives guidance to the agencies tasked with enforcing Marsy’s Law. The decision now lies with the Senate on whether to pass the bill before the constitutional amendment goes into effect on August 31.Read more
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.Read more
Maurice was not kept informed and felt revictimized by the very system put in place to protect him.
Tammy Lynn Luna was never informed of her rights as a victim.
Teddy Lamm was told he had no control in the criminal justice process.
During the criminal justice process, Kenneth Brown's voice was not heard.
Montgomery County Sheriff Chris Watkins understands first-hand why victims of crime in North Carolina need equal rights
Jeanette was nearly killed by her husband in 2017, and her family has not been kept informed and have not had their voices heard.