West Virginia Efforts No 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 West Virginia

Currently, West Virginia does not have a Victims’ Rights Amendment to its Constitution.

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

  • 5,568 violent crimes committed in 2013.
  • 61 murders and non-negligent manslaughters committed in 2013.
  • 653 rapes committed in 2013.
  • 651 robberies committed in 2013.
  • 4,203 aggravated assaults committed in 2013.

 

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

Resources in West Virginia

West Virginia Victim Witness Assistance Program

West Virginia Department Of Corrections’ Victims Services

West Virginia Crime Victims Compensation Fund

West Virginia Coalition Against Domestic Violence

West Virginia Foundation For Rape Information & Services