Status of Marsy's Law in Kentucky
Kentucky does not have a Victims’ Rights Amendment in its Constitution.
In 2016, Marsy’s Law for Kentucky was passed by the Kentucky Senate and passed in a House committee. However, with 941 bills filed by lawmakers in the state, Marsy’s Law for Kentucky was not given the opportunity to be heard on the House floor prior to the end of the legislative session.
Everyday, hundreds of people in Kentucky 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), Kentucky Experienced 9,676 Violent Crimes In 2015.
- In 2015, There Were 209 Murders And Nonnegligent Manslaughters.
- In 2015 There Were 1,492 Rapes.
- In 2015 There Were 3,307 Robberies.
- In 2015 There Were 4,668 Aggravated Assaults.
Source: 2015 Crime In The United States, State Totals, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Website, 9/26/16