Oklahoma Efforts

I was in the middle of a meeting with the Oklahoma Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault when my phone started blowing up. My husband sent this message “This is our bedroom. We’ve been robbed.” We were lucky. Nobody got hurt. The investigators were compassionate and treated us with respect, but unfortunately not all Oklahoma crime victims are treated this way during the investigation and prosecution of their crimes.

Oklahoma is one of 15 states in this country where crime victims’ rights are not protected by the state constitution. So, what does that mean for you and me? It means that people accused of murder, rape, assault and other crimes have legal rights protected under our constitution, but Oklahoma victims of these crimes do not. To change this, we have to change our constitution and elevate victims’ rights so they are equal to – no more, no less – than those who commit crimes. With your help, we can do this.

Marsy’s Law For Oklahoma wants to change this.

The goal for Marsy’s Law For Oklahoma is to give crime victims equal constitutional standing during criminal investigations, and in court, and to make sure if you are a crime victim and you do not receive equal treatment, there is a system in place for recourse.

As State Director for Marsy’s Law Oklahoma, I am working tirelessly to help improve the lives of crime victims in our state. I would like your help too. Tell us your story, lend a hand, volunteer or show your support so crime victims know their rights are important too. Please support Marsy’s Law for Oklahoma.

Thank You,

‎Kim Moyer
‎State Director
Marsy’s Law For Oklahoma

Violent Crime In Oklahoma: Did You Know?

According To Recently Released Statistics By The Federal Bureau Of Investigation (FBI), Oklahoma Experienced 16,506 Violent Crimes In 2015.

  • In 2015, There Were 234 Murders And Nonnegligent Manslaughters.
  • In 2015 There Were 1,849 Rapes.
  • In 2015 There Were 3,005 Robberies.
  • In 2015 There Were 11,418 Aggravated Assaults.

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

Resources in Oklahoma

Oklahoma Department Of Corrections Victim Services

Oklahoma Crime Victims Compensation Program

Oklahoma Coalition Against Domestic Violence And Sexual Assault