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Victim’s Voice Story: Crystal Matheson

Crystal MathesonCrystal Matheson, a victim of domestic violence, a beneficiary of Marsy’s Law, and now a victims’ advocate, shared her story in a short interview. She discussed her belief in God, her experiences as a crime victim in the court systems, and how the Crime Victims’ Rights Bill (Marsy’s Law) is changing victims’ lives for the better.

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Marsy’s Law for Georgia Advisory Board Member Addresses Georgia Sheriffs' Association Conference

Marsy’s Law for Georgia Advisory Board Member Derek Marchman had the pleasure of speaking with a dedicated group of law enforcement officers at the Georgia Sheriffs' Association Conference on Sex Offender Registry Management at Great Wolf Lodge in LaGrange, Georgia, last month.  

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A Closer Look at Devyn Duncan, Victim Services for the Enotah Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office

Devyn DuncanDevyn Duncan is the Victim Services Director for the Enotah Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office. After having earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice, she has been working as a victim advocate for nearly five years. While Devyn never intended to pursue victim advocacy, she wouldn’t trade it for anything. She loves interacting with and helping victims, and getting to see how much individuals can flourish once they are out of a domestic violence situation. When Devyn is not at work, she is usually baking or playing with her mini golden doodle, Indi. 

Blairsville Domestic Violence Victim Sees Justice and Credits Marsy’s Law for Georgia for Giving Her a Voice

Crystal Dawn MathesonOn January 26, 2021, Charles Jason Matheson walked into the Chatuge Outpatient Rehabilitation Clinic and shot his ex-wife eight times.

Crystal Dawn Matheson, who had previously filed a domestic violence protective order against her ex-husband in Clay County, North Carolina, suffered multiple gunshot wounds and is still physically and emotionally recovering from the murder attempt.

In Honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Marsy’s Law for Georgia Honors Victims’ Rights Advocate Derek Marchman with Champion Award

President/Founder of Marchman Consulting Derek Marchman is a decorated victims’ rights advocate with more than 30 years of supporting victims’ rights in Georgia and the nation

 

Georgia Victim Notification Services Provides Delivery Model for Other States

Georgia State Board of Pardons and Paroles PresentationFollowing Marsy’s Law for Georgia’s presentation at the State Board of Pardons and Paroles and Georgia Office of Victim Services (GOVS) Conference in May earlier this year, GOVS presented the Georgia victim services delivery model last week at the 15th Annual National Association of Victim Assistance in Corrections (NAVAC) Conference in Manchester, New Hampshire.