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Marsy’s Law for Ohio Endorses Ohio Issue 1

Today, Marsy’s Law for Ohio announces its endorsement of Ohio Issue 1 on the November ballot

 

A Closer Look with Sophia Fifner

Sophia is an advocate and activist for women and girls. For more than 15 years, she has served as a bold change agent for issues regarding sexual assault and civic engagement. To fulfill this mission, Sophia serves on the Survivor Advisory Council of the Ohio Alliance to End Sexual Violence, the Board of Directors of the Women’s Fund of Central Ohio, and is an alumna of the Jo-Ann Davidson Leadership Institute and the John Glenn College of Public Affairs’ new Leadership program. When she is not volunteering with a change-driven organization, she works for the Columbus Recreation and Parks Department. 

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Training and education helps crime victims assert their rights

 

All 50 states have some form of a crime victims' bill of rights, and more than half - including Ohio - have amended their constitutions to include rights for crime victims. But that doesn't mean crime victims are automatically afforded those protections. That, takes education.

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Ohio Crime Victim Justice Center address victim rights in free training

 

TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) -The Ohio Crime Victim Justice Center is offering virtual victim’s rights training on Thursday.

The training will address victims’ rights in every stage of the criminal justice process, including hospital, investigation, prosecution, and post-conviction.

The training will specifically focus on the Marsy’s Law constitutional amendment and its impact on victims' constitutional rights. The Marsy’s Law took effect on February 5, 2018, and ensures that crime victims have the right to enforce their rights in the criminal justice process.

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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.”

A Closer Look With Deputy Robin Taylor

Deputy Robin Taylor has been with the Geauga County Sheriff's Department since 2006. She first began her career as a first responder, before becoming a deputy with the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). During her tenure, she trained members of the Geauga County Sheriff's office as first responders during domestic violence calls. In 2021, Deputy Taylor was a recipient of the National Crime Victims' Service Award. She currently also serves as a member of the Marsy's Law for Ohio Advisory Board.