Marsy's Law Advisory Board Member Mel Hewitt Selected as Honoree for Georgia Crime Victim Services Collaborative and Innovative Project Award 2023
The Criminal Justice Coordinating Council (CJCC) announced that this year’s Georgia Crime Victim Services Collaborative and Innovative Project Award from was awarded to Mel Hewitt, partner and advisory board member. The presentation occurred Tuesday, September 19, at The Georgia Commission on Family Violence’s 29th Annual Family Violence Conference on Jekyll Island.
ATLANTA – June 14, 2023 – Ever since the Georgia Crime Victims Bill of Rights (Marsy’s Law) was passed in 2018, Marsy’s Law for Georgia has been championing a statewide automated victim notification (AVN) system to help facilitate the enforcement of these rights. Marsy’s Law for Georgia is encouraged by last week’s announcement, from the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council (CJCC) and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI), requesting proposals from contractors to provide a statewide AVN. The RFP closes on Thursday, June 15, with the review process estimated to occur over a two-week period.
ATLANTA - June 6, 2023 - The mother of a child rape victim in Athens has won a positive ruling in an action involving her daughter’s rights under the Georgia Crime Victim’s Bill of Rights, also known as Marsy’s Law. Under the Marsy’s Law Amendment, enacted by Georgia voters in 2018, crime victims have specific, enforceable rights, which include the right to be heard in the judicial process and the right to be notified of proceedings.
At a recent hearing, Superior Court Judge Eric Norris found that “the District Attorney violated the rights of the Movant and the minor victim afforded by the Georgia Crime Victims’ Bill of Rights and the Constitution of the State of Georgia.”