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Marsy’s Law for Georgia and the Prosecuting Attorneys’ Council of Georgia Urge Businesses to Take Pledge

By partnering with client-facing businesses, the Pledge aims to create a network of informed and equipped organizations capable of offering meaningful resources and connections to keep victims and survivors of all crimes safe.

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, Isenberg & Hewitt, PC partner and Marsy’s Law for Georgia 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.

Marsy’s Law Applauds Procurement of Long-Awaited Statewide Automated Victim Notification System


ATLANTA – June 14, 2023Ever 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.


Marsy’s Law for Georgia Hails Court Finding

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.”

The Critical Importance of Data Entry to Improve Victims’ Rights

Mel Hewitt, Attorney for Isenberg & Hewitt; Advisory Board Member, Marsy’s Law for Georgia

We Can Do More for Victims of Crime

Derek Marchman Reflects On The Past Year During National Crime Victims’ Rights Week And Feels A Sense Of Urgency For The Future