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Letter: Victims rights must be consistent in Ohio

National Crime Victims Rights Week will be observed this year from April 24–30. The 2022 NCVRW theme is “rights, access, equity, for all victims.”

Marsy’s Law for Ohio Announces Twelve-Member Advisory Board

Board members lead efforts to elevate victims’ rights across the state.

COLUMBUS - October 18, 2021 Marsy’s Law for Ohio, which supports equal rights for crime victims under the state’s Constitution, is expanding its mission with the support of some of the most accomplished victims’ rights advocates and legal experts in Ohio.

Ohio Appeals Court to Victims: “You Have the Right to Restitution”

(BUTLER COUNTY, Ohio) - Marsy’s Law for Ohio applauds a recent decision by the Ohio 12 the District Court of Appeals that tells Ohioans that they have a Constitutional right to receive compensation when they are victims of a crime.

liz poprocki

Liz Poprocki: We Owe It To Victims

 

Liz Poprocki is the Executive Director of Ohio Victim Witness Association, a Registered Advocate with Advanced Standing through the Ohio Advocate Network, a Comprehensive Credentialed Advocate through the National Advocate Credentialing Program, a member of the Ohio Crisis Response Team and is NOVA certified in crisis response. She has been active in the advocacy field for over 15 years with opportunities ranging from crime victim advocate, court liaison for rape survivors, community educator, outpatient and inpatient therapist, and advocate with Disability Rights Ohio.  

 

David Voth

David Voth: Marsy’s Law helps crime victims, but more can be done

Marsy's Law for Ohio Training Session

 

Marsy’s Law for Ohio Presents Victims’ Rights Champion Awards

COLUMBUS, OH. (April 11, 2019) - Marsy's Law for Ohio, the organization created to pass state ballot Issue 1 in 2017 to provide Ohio Constitutional rights to crime victims, today announced it presented "Victims Rights Champion" awards to 14 instrumental Ohio leaders in recognition of their dedication to fighting for the rights of crime victims.

Marsy's Law Approved by Ohio Voters

COLUMBUS - The following statements can be attributed to the Marsy's Law for Ohio campaign:

"What an exciting victory tonight for crime victims from all across the Buckeye State. Marsy and I were born in Ohio, and to be able to bring enforceable constitutional rights for crime victims to a place so close to my heart is truly special. Tonight’s vote was the result of nearly a year of hard work by the Marsy’s Law team, and a clear demonstration of the continuing strength of our movement. Ohioans from all walks of life came out to support crime victims, and we thank them from the bottom of our hearts."
- Dr. Henry T. Nicholas III, a native Ohioan and founder of Marsy's Law for All.

Attorney General Mike DeWine urges voters to support Marsy’s Law in New Issue 1 Ad

COLUMBUS - The Yes on State Issue 1 campaign took to the airwaves this week with a television advertisement featuring Ohio’s top law enforcement official--Attorney General Mike DeWine.

In the ad, DeWine makes a direct plea to voters urging them to support State Issue 1. “Marsy’s Law will ensure crime victims are treated with dignity and respect and will guarantee them enforceable rights,” DeWine says in the ad. “I urge voters to vote yes on Issue 1, Marsy’s Law.”

TV Star Kelsey Grammer Featured in Latest Yes on State Issue 1 Ad

COLUMBUS - The Yes on State Issue 1 campaign took to the airwaves this week with its newest advertising push spotlighting the support of "Frasier" star Kelsey Grammer .

The most current spot features Grammer urging support for State Issue 1. The actor who rose to stardom on “Cheers” believes that the constitutional amendment will ensure equal rights for all crime victims in Ohio.