Status of Marsy's Law in Georgia
Georgia does not have a victims’ rights amendment to its Constitution.
Currently, the Georgia House and Senate have formed a committee that is studying the Marsy’s Law for Georgia amendment language. According to Senate Judiciary Non-Civil Committee Chairman Jesse Stone (R-Waynesboro), after working through the details, members hope to “bring something back before the General Assembly next year, with the goal of placing an item before voters in 2018.”
Everyday, hundreds of people in Georgia 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:
- Making calls from home
- Telling your story
- Requesting materials
- Requesting a speaker
- Tracking local media
- Volunteering as a neighborhood leader
- Downloading and printing literature to share
- Speaking to a group or organization
- Spreading the word on Facebook and Twitter
- Showing community support
Additionally, you can help by contacting local media in support of Marsy’s Law!
Violent Crime In Your State: Did You Know?
According To Recently Released Statistics By The Federal Bureau Of Investigation (FBI), Georgia Experienced 38,643 Violent Crimes In 2015.
- In 2015, There Were 615 Murders And Nonnegligent Manslaughters.
- In 2015 There Were 3,224 Rapes.
- In 2015 There Were 12,247 Robberies.
- In 2015 There Were 22,557 Aggravated Assaults.
Source: 2015 Crime In The United States, State Totals, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Website, 9/26/16