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.
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Additionally, you can help by contacting local media in support of Marsy’s Law!
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 Georgia there were:
- 36,541 violent crimes committed in 2013.
- 556 murders and non-negligent manslaughters committed in 2013.
- 2,582 rapes committed in 2013.
- 12,488 robberies committed in 2013.
- 20,915 aggravated assaults committed in 2013.
Source: Crime in the United States, By State, 2013, Federal Bureau of Investigation website.