Ohio Efforts

Thank you for your interest in Marsy’s Law for Ohio.
I am honored to be leading a coalition of victims, advocates, and volunteers who are determined to see the approval of an amendment to Ohio’s Constitution that ensures equal rights for victims of crime.

We are committed to working with legislators, law enforcement, advocates and, most importantly, victims of crimes to see that we win in November.

I hope you’ll consider getting involved with our efforts in Ohio.

Trevor Vessels
State Director

Status of Marsy's Law in Ohio

A state Constitutional Amendment for Victims’ Rights was passed in November, 1994. The Amendment was passed by 77% of the voters.

  • To learn more about your rights in Ohio, 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), Ohio Experienced 33,898 Violent Crimes In 2015.

  • In 2015, There Were 500 Murders And Nonnegligent Manslaughters.
  • In 2015 There Were 5,149 Rapes.
  • In 2015 There Were 12,554 Robberies.
  • In 2015 There Were 15,695 Aggravated Assaults.

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

Resources in Ohio

Ohio Attorney General Victim Services

Ohio Department Of Rehabilitation And Corrections’ Victims Services

Ohio Crime Victim Compensation Program

Ohio Crime Victim Justice Center

Acton Ohio Coalition For Battered Women

Ohio Domestic Violence Network

Ohio Alliance To End Sexual Violence (OAESV)

Parents Of Murdered Children – Central Ohio Chapter

Parents Of Murdered Children – Greater Cincinnati Area Chapter

Parents Of Murdered Children – Trumbull County Chapter