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Marsy’s Law for Georgia Partners with Prosecuting Attorneys’ Council of Georgia to Create and Launch a State-Wide Crime Victims’ Rights Notification Card
Card will help victims better understand their rights
"Marsy’s Law for Georgia Presents Beverly Muhammad with First Challenge Coin for Outstanding Victims’ Rights Advocacy"
ATLANTA – August 4, 2020 – From court closings to early prison releases, social distancing and more, the COVID-19 outbreak has made crime victims’ rights advocacy even more challenging. To recognize overcoming these unique obstacles with a continued commitment to victims’ rights, Marsy’s Law for Georgia is presenting a challenge coin to Beverly Muhammad for being an advocate who has gone above and beyond during the pandemic to help raise awareness of Marsy’s Law and the rights that victims in Georgia have since the passage of the constitutional law in 2018. Beverly Muhammad, an advocate for Atlanta Victim Assistance, Inc., and a Marsy’s Law for Georgia advisory committee member, is the first recipient of the 2020 Marsy’s Law for Georgia Challenge Coin.
Marsy’s Law for Georgia Statement on the Passing of Victims' Rights Champion Representative John Lewis
ATLANTA – July 18, 2020 - Marsy's Law for Georgia was saddened by the passing of civil rights icon Representative John Lewis on Friday, July 17, 2020.
Marsy’s Law for Georgia Requests the State’s Judicial System Designate the Protection of Victims’ Rights as an “Essential Function”
Marsy’s Law wants victims’ rights protected when courts are projected to reopen on July 14
Marsy’s Law for Georgia Calls on Sheriffs to Notify Victims of Inmates Released Early Due to COVID-19 Outbreak
ATLANTA – April 2, 2020 – Marsy's Law for Georgia is working with the Georgia Sheriffs' Association to send letters to each of Georgia's 159 sheriffs asking them to continue prioritizing their constitutional duty to notify crime victims of the impending or early release of inmates as they take measures to address the potential spread of COVID-19.
Marsy's Law for Georgia Honors Gov. Brian Kemp for Victims' Advocacy
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.