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Marsy’s Law for Georgia Was Passed in 2018, but the Work Continues
"We worked hard to get this bill passed. Many long days and long nights. Countless hours... I remember many days doing multiple events, going from one end of Georgia to the other end. We worked hard. We fought the good fight." Harralyn Rawls
Muscogee County and the State of Georgia are Being Sued for Violating Rights Provided Under Marsy’s Law
Communication is key and nothing could be truer during a criminal investigation. Civil Rights Attorney Kianna Chennault of Atlanta has been hired by the family of Richard Collier to prosecute Muscogee County and the state of Georgia due to a “lack of communication from prosecutors.” Seven years ago, Collier was killed at a houseparty in Columbus, Georgia. The suspect, Drevon Johnson, received a deadlock verdict in his first trial in 2019.
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.
Blairsville Domestic Violence Victim Sees Justice and Credits Marsy’s Law for Georgia for Giving Her a Voice
On 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
Following 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.