Victims’ Voices

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Calista Storck

Survivor Calista Storck: “I think I had this idea going in that the government would be on my side. I was a 14 year-old girl. Why would they not be on my side?”

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Ariel Ludlum

Survivor Ariel Ludlum: “We need Marsy’s Law to give us the rights to protect us as victims.”

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Supporter Veronica Figueroa Velez

UNIDOS executive director says “Marsy’s Law will allow us as advocates help survivors at a great scale.”

Maurice Colbert

Maurice was not kept informed and felt revictimized by the very system put in place to protect him.

 

Tammy Lynn Luna

Tammy Lynn Luna was never informed of her rights as a victim.

 

Teddy Lamm

Teddy Lamm was told he had no control in the criminal justice process.

 

Kenneth Brown

During the criminal justice process, Kenneth Brown's voice was not heard.

 

Jeanette's Mother

Jeanette was nearly killed by her husband in 2017, and her family has not been kept informed and have not had their voices heard.

 

Domestic Violence Victim in NC

In North Carolina, victims of domestic violence do not have rights equal to those of their offender.

 

Kelly

“You Are Forced to Be Invisible” – Kelly Vierling Fights to Fix a System that Mistreats Victims and their Families

Kelly Vierling, a Stillwater native, says she never had any doubts or concerns about the criminal justice system before tragedy struck her family. “You always just assume the system works until you are thrown into it,” she says.