Virginia 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 Virginia

A state Constitutional Amendment for Victims’ Rights was passed in November, 1996. The Amendment was passed by 84% of the voters.

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

  • 16,205 violent crimes committed in 2013.
  • 316 murders and non-negligent manslaughters committed in 2013.
  • 2,262 rapes committed in 2013.
  • 4,565 robberies committed in 2013.
  • 9,062 aggravated assaults committed in 2013.


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

Resources in Virginia

Virginia Department Of Criminal Justice – Victim Services

Virginia Department Of Corrections Victim Services

Virginia Criminal Injuries Compensation Board

Virginia Sexual & Domestic Violence Action Alliance

Parents Of Murdered Children – Virginia Beach Chapter