Victims’ Voices


Teri Jendusa Nicolai

Survivor and Marsy's Law for Wisconsin State Chair Teri Jendusa Nicolai: "I was divorced from an abusive husband who tried to murder me. Going through the justice system, I didn't really have much of a voice." 


Amy Ressel

Survivor Amy Ressel: “I went through the military trial system, but it was still a justice system and it didn’t go well for me… Had I gotten to do it again, I’d never had said anything.”


Supporter Cheryl Vanderloop

Marsy's Law for Wisconsin County Chair Cheryl: “Marsy's Law for Wisconsin matters. It matters to those victims. It matters to the victims' families. And it matters to those people who may become a victim."


Fiona Wakefield

Survivor Fiona Wakefield: “Marsy's Law is going to protect and serve a lot of people who are in situations similar to mine. You're not going to be left in the dark. You're not going to be thrown to the side or forgotten about.”


Supporter Kurt Picknell

Walworth County Sheriff Kurt Picknell: "We feel very passionate about Marsy's Law and here in Wisconsin, the Badger State Sheriff's Association fully supports this legislation." 


Supporter Andrew Rose

Chief Andrew Rose: “Marsy’s Law restores the balance in the criminal justice system and restores the voice for victims of crime in Wisconsin.”


Christina Traub

Survivor Christina Traub: “The justice system is failing to provide victims with the rights that they’re afforded… I do feel like I’ve been victimized again.”


Maggie Krumpos

Survivor Maggie Krumpos: "He can know where I'm living. He could know where I'm working. And it can happen all over, only this time I might not make it out." 


Supporter Mike Crivello

Retired Milwaukee Police Association President Mike Crivello: "The judicial system has to be fair and balanced, and if there's a constitutional support for a defendant, why shouldn't there be a constitutional support for the victim?"


Supporter Holli Fisher

Golden House Victim Advocate Holli Fisher: "I work with domestic violence victims daily, and I see how confusing it is to navigate the criminal justice system. A lot of times, victims are left in the dark."