Joining Together Across the State to Support Victims’ Rights
April 8-14 is designated as crime victims’ rights week across the nation. Marsy’s Law for North Carolina, dedicated to giving victims of crime equal rights in the state constitution, is joining partner organizations and elected officials in support of victims’ rights by participating and sponsoring activities throughout the week.
For MLNC, it’s an opportunity to give special recognition to crime victims and urge support for legislation being considered in the General Assembly that will give victims of crime equal rights that the accused and convicted already have. Marsy’s Law will guarantee by law important rights like allowing victims to be heard during court proceedings and notified when the accused is released from custody.
During Crime Victims’ Rights Week there will be buildings lit up in purple – the color recognizing victims – and social media activities throughout the state on college campuses. There will be an event in Raleigh on behalf of victims and their families and announcements to statewide media about local communities endorsing Marsy’s Law legislation.
The MLNC team will continue to raise awareness about this important cause as it continues to build momentum across the state. Though victims rights are recognized annually in April, it’s important that we continue to work on behalf of our fellow citizens who have suffered as victims of crime throughout the year.