Marsy's Law For All

Providing Equal Rights for Crime Victims

Marsy’s Law for All seeks to amend state constitutions that don’t offer protections to crime victims and, eventually, the U.S. Constitution to give victims of crime rights equal to those already afforded to the accused and convicted. While criminals have more than 20 individuals rights spelled out in the U.S. Constitution, the surviving family members of murder victims have none.

But the passage of Marsy’s Law has changed that in California, Illinois, North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, and Ohio. Victims of violent crime in these states must by law be treated with respect and dignity by the criminal justice system.