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?

According To Recently Released Statistics By The Federal Bureau Of Investigation (FBI), Virginia Experienced 16,399 Violent Crimes In 2015.

  • In 2015, There Were 383 Murders And Nonnegligent Manslaughters.
  • In 2015 There Were 2,340 Rapes.
  • In 2015 There Were 4,441 Robberies.
  • In 2015 There Were 9,235 Aggravated Assaults.

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

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