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Marsy’s Law for Georgia Adds Three New Members to Advisory Board

Pierce Blitch, Derek Marchman, and Sheriff Gregory Countryman join the board of established legal experts and victim advocates to elevate victims’ rights across Georgia

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Brandon Hembree Provided CRRA Update to GOVS Conference In May

The Georgia Office of Victim Services, a division of the State Board of Pardons and Paroles recently conducted a training conference for the state’s district attorneys and their victim-witness assistance offices.

As part of the conference, Brandon Hembree, a partner with Impact Public Affairs and the mayor of Sugar Hill provided an update on the Criminal Record Responsibility Act (CRRA). 

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Marsy’s Law for Georgia Appoints Pierce Blitch as New Advisory Board Member

Pierce Blitch brings his expert legal experience to serve as the newest addition to Marsy’s Law for Georgia advisory board. Blitch will provide leadership and guidance alongside the entire board to advocate for Georgia’s crime victims’ equal rights.

Blitch currently serves as an associate at the law firm Fleming & Nelson located in Evans, Georgia. His practice areas include personal injury, family law, local government specializing in law enforcement matters, criminal defense, business/corporate, general civil litigation, and general civil and domestic mediation. 

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Gov Kemp signs Criminal Record Responsibility Act (CRRA) into Law

CRRA SigningRecently, Governor Kemp signed the Criminal Record Responsibility Act (CRRA). In addition to improving communication protocols within the judiciary, the new law will enhance the safety of innocent victims and community members alike. The new “Criminal Case Data Exchange Board” will provide a central platform to determine and oversee statewide electronic reporting processes. 

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Victim’s Voice: Amy Robinson

Amy Chatham Robinson is a software engineer, mother, wife, and sister, who lives in Norcross, Georgia. Amy’s sister, Nique (Dominque) Leili was killed by her husband, Matt Leili, on July 9, 2011. During their 13-year marriage, Matt Leili was not only verbally and physically abusive, but also reportedly used technology to track her every move.

Amy and her family miss Nique every day, and while nothing would be comparable to having her back, they do find solace that Gwinnett County was respectful of the family and determined to find justice for her murder.

Marsy’s Law for Georgia Commemorates National Crime Victims’ Rights Week and Celebrates Passing of Criminal Record Responsibility Act

Georgia General Assembly passes the CRRA bill weeks ahead of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, observed from April 24-30