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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.


Sheriff’s Office Amends Procedure to Protect Family Violence Victims

Lt. Keith AddisGeorgia is making progress with victims' rights! The Sheriff's office in Coweta County has amended its procedures and is training staff to notify victims of their rights. The new procedures are aimed at providing better protection for victims of domestic violence. 

The Importance of the Criminal Record Responsibility Act and Why a Statewide Database is Vital to Victims’ Rights

By Melvin Hewitt, Isenberg & Hewitt, PC Partner, and Victims’ Advocate

I would like to take this opportunity to applaud Governor Brian Kemp’s support of crime victims by signing SB 441, the Criminal Record Responsibility Act (CRRA), into law on April 27, 2022 — during the middle of Crime Victims’ Rights Week (April 24-30). By passing this bill, Georgia is putting victims first in the criminal justice process.