Victim Notification Needs Action in Georgia
By: Melvin Hewitt – Managing Partner, Isenberg and Hewitt, PC (Atlanta, GA); Advisory Board Member, Marsy’s Law for Georgia; Co-chair, National Center for Victims of Crime (Washington, D.C.); Advisory Board Member, National Crime Victim Bar Association (Washington, D.C.); Former Chair, Crime Victim Advocacy Council (Atlanta, GA); Board Member, Atlanta Victim Assistance (Atlanta, GA)
Crime victim advocates have been diligent in their quest to ensure all victims are informed of their rights since the Georgia Crime Victims Bill of Rights was enacted in 1995. In 2018, Marsy’s Law passed with 80% support ensuring these rights are constitutionally protected and enforced.
The organization encourages Georgians to know their rights by highlighting available resources.