Nevada Efforts

Hello and thank you for your interest in Marsy’s Law for Nevada/Senate Joint Resolution 17, now before the Nevada legislature. As the Nevada State Director, I am proud to let you know this measure received overwhelming support from lawmakers in 2015. For most advocates, it’s no surprise that this measure continues to receive bi-partisan support. SJR 17 will provide a guaranteed voice and equal rights for good citizens who are targeted by criminals in Nevada. Since this is a constitutional amendment it requires two consecutive votes by the legislature and then it will come to a vote of the people to have the final say on guaranteed rights for victims.

We appreciate the thousands of Nevada residents keeping tabs on this important measure via our Facebook page and social media. We ask all of you to SIGN the Endorsement Form on the website, and LIKE our Facebook page if you have not already done so, then SHARE the information with your friends and colleagues.
We also want to thank the impressive list of Nevada civic leaders, advocacy organizations, law enforcement, legal experts, along with local and state lawmakers who have endorsed SJR 17 and stand united on behalf of innocent victims of crime.
With the session underway, supporters can unite, WRITE, and send a clear message. Let your respective legislators know that you believe in guaranteed rights for crime victims. Ask your Assembly and Senate representatives to stand strong for victims’ rights in Nevada and vote YES on SJR 17.
Find your lawmakers here:

We all deserve SJR 17 and equal rights for crime victims in Nevada. #VictimsRightsNV

Thank You,
Barry Duncan

Status of Marsy's Law in Nevada

Currently, Nevada does contain some limited victims’ rights.

Marsy’s Law for Nevada was passed by the Nevada legislature in 2015 and must pass again in 2017 before being presented to voters in the November 2018 election. Marsy’s Law has achieved strong support in the state, most notably receiving the endorsement of Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt.

Get Involved

Everyday, hundreds of people in Nevada 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, but we need your help to move forward.

Get involved now by:

Additionally, you can 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