Today, Marsy’s Law for Ohio announces its endorsement of Ohio Issue 1 on the November ballot
Sophia Fifner 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 Marsy's Law for Ohio Advisory Board, the Survivor Advisory Council of the Ohio Alliance to End Sexual Violence, and the Board of Directors of the Women’s Fund of Central Ohio. At present, she works as Director of Communications and Executive Director of the NiSource Charitable Foundation.
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.
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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