Ohio Efforts Some Rights

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?

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 Ohio there were:

  • 33,121 violent crimes committed in 2013.
  • 455 murders and non-negligent manslaughters committed in 2013.
  • 4,041 rapes committed in 2013.
  • 14,368 robberies committed in 2013.
  • 14,257 aggravated assaults committed in 2013.


Source: Crime in the United States, By State, 2013, Federal Bureau of Investigation website.

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