Tennessee Efforts Some Rights

I am pleased to welcome you to Marsy’s Law for All; thank you for visiting. We are excited to be seeking bipartisan collaboration in effort to make both an efficient and effective impact on constitutional equality for victims of crimes.

We are making great strides throughout the country and look forward to working with your state. If you are interested in becoming involved or partnering with us, I would be honored for the opportunity to visit with you.

All the best,
Kathryn Carr
Director of National Outreach

Status of Marsy's Law in Tennessee

A state Constitutional Amendment for Victims’ Rights was passed in November, 1998. The Amendment was passed by 89% of voters.

  • To learn more about your rights in Tennessee, 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 Tennessee there were:

  • 38,364 violent crimes committed in 2013.
  • 328 murders and non-negligent manslaughters committed in 2013.
  • 2,351 rapes committed in 2013.
  • 7,307 robberies committed in 2013.
  • 28,378 aggravated assaults committed in 2013.


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

Resources in Tennessee

Tennessee Attorney General Victim Services

Tennessee Department Of Corrections’ Victims Services

Tennessee Criminal Injuries Compensation Division

Tennessee Coalition Against Domestic & Sexual Violence