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Op Ed: The More You Know; the Safer You Are. Proposed Legislation Brings Georgia One Step Closer to a Statewide Automated Victim Notification System to Implement Victims’ Rights

By Professor Christine M. Scartz, University of Georgia School of Law Clinical Assistant Professor and Director of the Jane W. Wilson Family Justice Clinic and Marsy’s Law for Georgia Advisory Board Member


Marsy’s Law for Georgia Plans to Introduce Criminal Record Responsibility Act to General Assembly

Working with the Office of Lt. Governor Geoff Duncan and Senator Bo Hatchett from District 50, Marsy’s Law for Georgia has drafted legislation to empower and compel the state’s court clerks to enter data into the Georgia Criminal Information Center (GCIC) consistently and comprehensively.


Marsy’s Law for Georgia Plans to Introduce Criminal Record Responsibility Act to General Assembly of Georgia


The bill requests the reestablishment of the Criminal Case Data Exchange Advisory Board to provide guidance to law enforcement officers and agencies encouraging consistent criminal justice data entry into the Georgia Crime Information Center  

Marsy's Law for Georgia Responds to Arbery Murder Trial Sentencing


Three men convicted of killing Ahmaud Arbery in 2020 are sentenced to life in prison


A Letter from Mel Hewitt, Partner and Crime Victim Attorney with Isenberg & Hewitt

Victim Notification Needs Action in Georgia

By: Melvin Hewitt – Managing Partner, Isenberg and Hewitt, PC (Atlanta, GA); Advisory Board Member, Marsy’s Law for Georgia; Co-chair, National Center for Victims of Crime (Washington, D.C.); Advisory Board Member, National Crime Victim Bar Association (Washington, D.C.); Former Chair, Crime Victim Advocacy Council (Atlanta, GA); Board Member, Atlanta Victim Assistance (Atlanta, GA)


It’s Been One Year. Has the Georgia Victims’ Rights Notification Card Helped Victims?

Crime victim advocates have been diligent in their quest to ensure all victims are informed of their rights since the Georgia Crime Victims Bill of Rights was enacted in 1995. In 2018, Marsy’s Law passed with 80% support ensuring these rights are constitutionally protected and enforced.