Victims’ Voices

Catherine believes we need smarter laws to protect victims and their families.

Eileen has worked to secure victims their rights for over 30 years.

Tiffany feels her voice has not been heard in court.

Tammy feels the process favors the accused over victims.

Leesa Sparks

Leesa Sparks Wants to Change A System That Neglected Her and Her Family

 

For a long time, Leesa Sparks didn’t want to be called by her given first name. She went by Rhae, because hearing “Leesa” reminded her of the voice of her attacker, a man who held her hostage and tortured her for two days.

Pat & Peyton

A Life Sentence Like No Other - Pat Tuthill's Story

 

Like far too many, I am a victim and survivor of a violent crime. My young daughter, Peyton, was sexually assaulted, tortured and murdered in 1999 as she was preparing to enter graduate school. My family was shattered and devastated by the senseless violence and loss of life.

Magdalena

Advocating For Change - Magdalena Kozikowska's Story

 

My name is Magdalena Kozikowska and I am a survivor of sexual assault.

For many victims of violent crime—including myself—it is very difficult to come forward and share this information. The stigma, the emotional stress, and the anxiety that comes with being a victim of sexual assault make it very difficult to talk about your experience—to put your life back together. For me, what made it possible to speak out and to get back on my feet was becoming an advocate for other victims of crime.

Family

Marsy's Law Will Ensure Families Aren't Forgotten

 

I believe victims have the right to be heard and the right to be notified about developments in their cases. This is why I am supporting Marsy’s Law and why I urge all Floridians to do the same.

Holly

When A Case Falls Through The Cracks- Holly's Story

The Marsy’s Law for Maine team wants to thank a person who has quickly become very special to us. Her name is Holly.

Fourteen years ago, at the age of 19, Holly reconnected with a high school classmate. What was supposed to be dinner and a movie turned into a nightmare. This man took Holly to a cabin where he held her captive for more than two days, repeatedly raping her. 

Michael Liles' Story

Speaking Up For Deborah - Michael Liles' Story

 

My life changed forever on March 23, 2017, when a convicted felon broke into my home and murdered my beautiful wife of 43 years. Our five children and I have agonized over the past eight months. We’ve been kept in the dark and navigating lengthy trials – all while grieving for the tragic loss of life. I’m doing everything I can to speak up for Deborah during the criminal justice process because her voice was taken from her. But, things would be much easier if crime victims and their families had enumerated protections in the Florida Constitution. That’s why we need Marsy’s Law.