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Hawaii Efforts In Progress

Even in the Aloha State, tragedy can strike and one day you may become an unfortunate victim of crime. Let’s stand together and push for stronger protections for victims. Marsy’s Law for Hawaii is seeking a constitutional amendment that will create permanent and enforceable rights for victims as they maneuver through the complex judicial system.

Hawaii is one of 18 states without constitutional rights for victims. Please get involved today to show your support for equal rights for crime victims and visit Marsy’s Law for Hawaii to sign our online petition!

Stacy Evensen
Executive director at
Marsy’s Law for Hawaii

Status of Marsy's Law in Hawaii

Currently, Hawaii does not have a Victims’ Rights Amendment to its Constitution.

In 2016, Marsy’s Law for Hawaii was passed in both the Hawaii House and Senate. However, lawmakers were unable to reconcile differences in the language of the bill prior to the deadline for constitutional amendments to be sent to the governor’s office. Support for Marsy’s Law for Hawaii has been strong from its introduction into the state and continues to be so.

Get Involved

Everyday, hundreds of people in Hawaii suffer at the hands of criminals.

Then they suffer again – as victims, thrust into the complex judicial system and to navigate an unfamiliar court process. Marsy’s Law proposes a Constitutional Amendment securing permanent, enforceable rights of victims.

To find out more on how you can help amend the Hawaii Constitution, please visit Marsy’s Law for Hawaii by clicking here.

Violent Crime In Your State: Did You Know?

Did you know, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) most recent “Crime in the United States” report, that in the state of Hawaii there were:

  • 3,680 violent crimes committed in 2014.
  • 26 murders and non-negligent manslaughters committed in 2014.
  • 445 rapes committed in 2014.
  • 1,107 robberies committed in 2014.
  • 2,102 aggravated assaults committed in 2014.

 

Source: Crime in the United States, By State, 2013, Federal Bureau of Investigation website.

Resources in Hawaii

Hawaii Crime Victims Compensation Commission

Hawaii State Coalition Against Domestic Violence

Hawaii Sex Abuse Treatment Center

Marsy's Law for Hawaii