Nevada Efforts



Hello and thank you for your interest in Marsy’s Law for Nevada. As the Nevada State Director, I am proud to let you know that Marsy’s Law for Nevada has won the required support of state lawmakers in both the 2015 and 2017 Legislative sessions. Lawmakers remembered the victims of crime and voted to send this constitutional amendment to the voters for the final say in 2018. Marsy’s Law for Nevada has seen strong, increasing support across the state since the effort began in 2015. Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle recognized the importance of Marsy’s Law and they joined with citizens, victims, advocacy groups, civic leaders, law enforcement leaders, and legal experts in supporting this measure.

We thank the lawmakers and volunteers who worked so diligently during the Legislative sessions to make sure the people of Nevada have the opportunity to vote on the bill. Any one of us could be a victim of crime, so it’s only fitting that the good people of Nevada will have the final vote on victims’ rights and the guaranteed consideration and information that would be provided under Marsy’s Law for Nevada.

While the Legislative process is complete, we still need to approve Marsy’s Law for Nevada with a ballot question vote of the people in 2018. Now is the time to spread the word about Marsy’s Law for Nevada with colleagues, friends, and relatives! Please sign the petition and SHARE with those you know. We hope you will join the thousands of Nevada residents keeping tabs on this important measure via our Facebook page and Twitter as well.

Take a look below and you will see the ever-growing list of Nevada civic leaders, advocacy organizations, law enforcement, and legal experts, along with local and state lawmakers who have endorsed Marsy’s Law for NV. They stand united on behalf of innocent victims of crime and we thank them for their support and dedication to the good citizens of our state.

With the measure now approved by Nevada lawmakers, we will be working to educate residents on this measure. We encourage you to let us know of events that Marsy’s Law for Nevada might want to participate in to provide information. We are happy to provide presentations to business groups and information at community events. We look forward to seeing you at events statewide in the coming months as we provide details to voters on the benefits of this measure. We all deserve Marsy’s Law for Nevada and equal rights for crime victims.

Thank You,
Barry Duncan

How will Marsy’s law for Nevada help me?

No one wants to be a victim of crime but if you are targeted by criminals, Marsy’s Law for Nevada would guarantee you certain rights, information, and consideration during the judicial process.
Marsy’s Law would embed in our Constitution the:

  • Right to receive information about the services available to crime victims
  • Right to be treated with fairness and respect throughout the criminal justice process
  • Right to be protected from the defendant
  • Right to notice of all public proceedings in the case
  • Right to be reasonably heard, upon request, at all public proceedings regarding the case
  • Right to reasonably confer with the prosecuting agency, upon request, regarding the case
  • Right to full and timely restitution

Please see our FAQ here for more information.

Status of Marsy's Law in Nevada

Currently, Nevada does contain some limited victims’ rights, however they are not embedded in our Constitution.

Marsy’s Law for Nevada was passed by the Nevada legislature in 2015 and again in 2017. Since it is a constitutional amendment it will be presented to voters in the November 2018 election as a ballot question for final approval.

Get Involved

There are many ways to help spread the word about the need for stronger crime victims’ rights in our state. Making calls, sharing your story, distributing literature, speaking to a group or an organization, helping to track local media, and speaking out on social media are just some of the ways you can help – in addition to letting us know of any events you’d like us to attend.

Get involved today!

You can also help by contacting local media in support of Marsy’s Law:

Las Vegas Sun
Las Vegas Review Journal
Reno Gazette-Journal
Elko Daily Free Press
Nevada Appeal
The NOW Report

Violent Crime In Your State: Did You Know?

According To Recently Released Statistics By The Federal Bureau Of Investigation (FBI), Nevada Experienced 20,118 Violent Crimes In 2015.

  • In 2015, There Were 178 Murders And Nonnegligent Manslaughters.
  • In 2015 There Were 1,688 Rapes.
  • In 2015 There Were 6,287 Robberies.
  • In 2015 There Were 11,965 Aggravated Assaults.

Source: 2015 Crime In The United States, State Totals, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Website, 9/26/16

Resources in Nevada


Nevada Department Of Administration’s Victims Of Crime Services

Nevada Victim Advocates

Nevada Department Of Corrections’ Victims Services

Nevada Victims Of Crime Program

Nevada Network Against Domestic Violence

Nevada Crisis Call Center – Sexual Assault Support Services (SASS)

Nevada Public Safety Officers Association

Nevada Alliance Against Domestic Violence

Safe House

Gay and Lesbian Center of So. Nevada

Nevada Black Police Officers Association

Children’s Advocacy Alliance

Nevada Federation of Independent Businesses

Safe Nest

Safe Embrace

Family Promise


Additional Marsy’s Law For Nevada Supporters

“We thank the growing list of lawmakers, civic leaders, law enforcement, advocacy groups and citizens uniting to stand up for Nevada crime victims and their rights.”

NV Senate Members (Voted in favor of SJR 17, on April 17, 2017):

  • Pat Spearman-SD 1 North Las Vegas
  • Moises Denis-SD 2 Las Vegas
  • Tick Segerblom-SD 3 Las Vegas
  • Kelvin Atkinson-SD 4 North Las Vegas
  • Joyce Woodhouse-SD 5 Henderson
  • Nicole Cannizzaro-SD 6 Las Vegas
  • David Parks-SD 7 Las Vegas
  • Patricia Farley-SD 8 Las Vegas
  • Becky Harris-SD 9 Las Vegas
  • Yvanna Cancela-SD-10 Las Vegas
  • Aaron Ford-SD 11 Las Vegas
  • Joseph Hardy-SD 12 Boulder City
  • Julia Ratti-SD 13 Sparks
  • Donald Gustavson-SD14 Esmeralda/Humbolt/Lander/Mineral/Nye/Pershing & Washoe counties
  • Heidi Gansert-SD 15 Reno
  • Ben Kieckhefer-SD 16 Carson City & part of Washoe County
  • James Settelmeyer-SD 17 Minden
  • Scott Hammond-SD 18 Las Vegas
  • Pete Goicoechea-SD 19 Elko/Eureka/Lincoln/White Pine/& parts of Nye & Clark counties
  • Michael Roberson-SD 20 Henderson
  • Mark Manendo-SD 21 Las Vegas

NV Assembly Members (Who have endorsed SJR17):

  • Daniele Monroe-Moreno-AD 1 North Las Vegas
  • John Hambrick-AD 2 Las Vegas
  • Nelson Araujo-AD 3 Las Vegas
  • Jason Frierson-AD 8 Las Vegas
  • Steve Yeager-AD 9 Las Vegas
  • Paul Anderson-AD 13 Las Vegas
  • Tyrone Thompson-AD 17 North Las Vegas
  • Ellen Spiegel-AD 20 Henderson
  • Melissa Woodbury-AD 23 Henderson
  • Amber Joiner-AD 24 Reno
  • Jill Tolles-AD 25 Reno
  • Lisa Krasner-AD 26 Reno
  • Teresa Benitez-Thompson-AD 27 Reno
  • Lesley Cohen-AD 29 Henderson
  • Michael Sprinkle-AD 30 Sparks
  • Ira Hansen-AD 32 Sparks
  • Justin Watkins-AD 35 Las Vegas
  • James Oscarson-AD 36 Pahrump
  • Jim Marchant-AD 37 Las Vegas
  • Robin Titus-AD 38 Wellington
  • Jim Wheeler-AD 39 Minden
  • Al Kramer-AD 40 Carson City
  • Sandra Jauregui-AD 41 Las Vegas

Law Enforcement & Legal Experts:

  • Steve Wolfson-Clark County District Attorney
  • Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo-Las Vegas Metro Police Department
  • Chief Alex Perez-North Las Vegas Police
  • Chief Troy Tanner-Mesquite Police
  • Dep. Chief Scott Taylor-Mesquite Police
  • Dep. Chief Gary Schofield-Las Vegas Metro Police Department
  • Sheriff Ron Pierini-Douglas County
  • Commander Rob Hall-Lyon County
  • Sheriff Keith Logan-Eureka County
  • Undersheriff Steve Albertsen-Carson City Police
  • Captain Wade Seekatz-Henderson Police Department
  • Sheriff Kerry Lee-Lincoln County
  • Clark County Sheriff Doug Gillespie-Retired
  • Clark County Sheriff Bill Young-Retired
  • Capt. Bobby Chin-Retired Las Vegas Metro Police Department
  • Chief Joe Tillmon-Retired North Las Vegas Metro Police Department
  • Dep. Chief Victor Dunn-Retired North Las Vegas Police
  • Capt. Chris Larotonda-Retired North Las Vegas Police
  • LVFD Fire Chief
  • David Washington-Retired
  • Lt. Wayne Peterson-Retired LVMPD Homicide
  • Storey County Sheriff Gerald Antinoro
  • University of Nevada Reno (UNR) Police Services

Community & State Leaders:

  • Adam Laxalt-NV Attorney General
  • Mark Hutchison-NV Lieutenant Governor
  • Mandy Simons-Elko City Council
  • Chris Johnson-Elko Mayor
  • Hillary Schieve-Reno Mayor
  • David Bobzien-Reno City Council
  • Chris Giunchigliani-Clark County Commissioner
  • Larry Brown-Clark County Commissioner
  • Marilyn Kirkpatrick-Clark County Commissioner
  • Steve Sisolak
  • Clark County Commissioner
  • Stavros Anthony-Las Vegas City Council
  • Steve Ross-Las Vegas City Council
  • Gerri Schroder-Henderson City Council
  • Andy Hafen-Henderson Mayor
  • John Lee-North Las Vegas Mayor

Advocacy Organizations & Leaders:

  • 10,000 Kids
  • Kim Amato, Baby’s Bounty Founder
  • Alyson McCarthy, Philanthropy Exec. Dir.
  • Deborah Costello, Police Wives of America
  • Kim Schioldan, VP Security-Hakkasan Group
  • David Schofield, Asian Pacific Police Assn.
  • Asian Police Officers Association, Las Vegas
  • Asian Chamber of Commerce, Southern Nevada
  • Battle Mountain Committee Against Domestic Violence
  • Black Police Officers Association, Las Vegas
  • Children’s Advocacy Alliance
  • Committee to Aid Abused Women
  • Family Promise of Las Vegas
  • Gay and Lesbian Center of Las Vegas
  • Hispanics in Politics, Las Vegas
  • Hispanics in Politics, President, Fernando Romero
  • Hookers for Jesus
  • Hanratty Law Group
  • Junior League of Las Vegas
  • Latin Chamber of Commerce, Las Vegas, President Peter Guzman
  • Latin Chamber of Commerce, Las Vegas, Founder Otto Merida
  • Log Cabin Republicans
  • NV Network Against Dom. Violence/NV Coalition to End Domestic & Sexual Violence
  • New Hope Foundation International
  • Nevada Federal of Independent Businesses
  • Nevada Trucking Association
  • NV Sheriffs & Chiefs Association
  • Police Athletic League of SO. NV.
  • Police Protective Association/LVMPD
  • Safe Embrace
  • Safe House
  • Safe Nest
  • Tu Casa Latina
  • Volunteer Homeland Reserve Unit
  • Winnemucca Domestic Violence Shelter