Maine Efforts

At Marsy’s Law for Maine, we are working hard to afford crime victims in our state with the constitutional protections they deserve. As Judi Richardson, a mother of a child murdered in our state said, “In Maine, we still have a criminal justice system, not a victim’s justice system.”

We can all agree that no criminal should have stronger rights than a victim.

Currently, Maine’s crime victims have no constitutional protections. Addressing crime victim’s rights in Maine’s criminal code, as is currently the case, is not enough. Maine’s crime victims deserve rights and protections that are equal to those who are accused or convicted of causing them harm.

Working together, we can make Maine a state where crime victims’ rights are recognized and considered at the highest levels, and finally equal to those who are accused or convicted of crimes like rape, murder and assault.

I am honored to be a part of this statewide, bipartisan coalition that hundreds of people have joined and to which thousands have shown support. I look forward to working with you in support of Marsy’s Law for Maine so crime victims gain the long-awaited equal legal standing and protections they deserve.

Thank you,
Christopher Quint
State Director

Status of Marsy's Law in Maine

Currently, Maine does not have a Victims’ Rights Amendment to its Constitution.

  • To learn more about your rights in Maine, please visit the National Crime Victim Law Institute (NCVLI) by clicking here.
Violent Crime In Your State: Did You Know?

According To Recently Released Statistics By The Federal Bureau Of Investigation (FBI), Maine Experienced 1,729 Violent Crimes In 2015.

  • In 2015, There Were 23 Murders And Nonnegligent Manslaughters.
  • In 2015 There Were 474 Rapes.
  • In 2015 There Were 311 Robberies.
  • In 2015 There Were 921 Aggravated Assaults.

Source: 2015 Crime In The United States, State Totals, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Website, 9/26/16

Resources in Maine

Maine Department Of Corrections’ Victims Services

Maine Crime Victims Compensation Program

Maine Coalition To End Domestic Violence

Maine Coalition Against Sexual Assault

Parents Of Murdered Children – Maine Chapter