For over 18 years I have advocated for victims’ rights and walked victims through the judicial system. I saw a need to support crime victims based on my own traumatic event, for which I was completely unprepared. In 1999, I lost my child to gunfire outside of a neighborhood birthday party. That tragic day reshaped my life. I went from despair over the murder of my only child to becoming a committed advocate for crime victims and survivors.
Voters passed Marsy’s Law for Georgia by more than 80 percent in 2018, demonstrating overwhelming support for strong crime victims’ rights. As our state moves to implement these new constitutional rights, there’s still much work to do to ensure victims know their rights and know how to demand them in our judicial process.
Marsy’s Law for Georgia Honors Gov. Brian Kemp for Victims’ Advocacy
Governor received Marsy’s Law Victims’ Rights Champion Award for dedication to elevating victims’ rights
ATLANTA, GA – November 14, 2019 – Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp was awarded with a Victims’ Rights Champion Award by Marsy’s Law for Georgia on November 14, 2019. Gov. Kemp is being recognized for his support of the state constitutional amendment that was passed in November 2018, which extended the rights of crime victims.
Marsy’s Law for Georgia Honors U.S. Representative Doug Collins
for Victims’ Advocacy
Congressman received Marsy’s Law Victims’ Rights Champion Award for dedication to elevating victims’ rights
GAINESVILLE, GA – September 30, 2019 - Marsy’s Law for Georgia, a victims’ rights group which helped to pass a Constitutional Amendment in November 2018 that gives crime victims equal rights, recently awarded U.S. Rep. Doug Collins a Victims’ Rights Champion Award.
Marsy’s Law for Georgia representative Danica Thompson presents Rep. John Lewis with the Marsy’s Law Victims’ Rights Champion Award.