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The Year Ahead: 2021

Marsy’s Law for Oklahoma launched just over four years ago, in January 2017. Since then, we’ve campaigned statewide, worked alongside crime victims and advocates in securing an overwhelming victory for crime victims with the passage of SQ 794 in November 2018, and now we’re still here in 2021, working alongside state leaders, law enforcement, and advocates with the ongoing implementation of Marsy’s Law in Oklahoma.

Marsy’s Law Urges Law Enforcement to Uphold Victims’ Rights After McGirt Ruling

OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLA. (October 6, 2020) - Marsy’s Law for Oklahoma, the initiative which led to the overwhelming passage of constitutionally enumerated rights for crime victims in November 2018, is calling on U.S. District Attorneys, State District Attorneys, and the State Attorney General to keep the rights of crime victims preserved in light of jurisdictional oversight concerns created by the McGirt v. Oklahoma verdict in July.

State officials, authorities gather for further training on Marsy’s Law

 

NORMAN, Okla. (KFOR) – It’s been more than one year since Oklahoma voters passed Marsy’s Law, ensuring the rights of crime victims, but advocates and officials say there’s still much to learn.

On Thursday, the attorney general’s office and advocates hosted a training for law enforcement, prosecutors, mental health professionals and more.

 

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Law enforcement train for new victims' rights laws passed in Oklahoma

Norman, Okla. (KOKH) — Attorney General Mike Hunter and the District Attorney's Council host a victims' rights training session for law enforcement in Norman Tuesday.

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Oklahoma Professionals Learn More About Marsy's Law

People who work with victims in the criminal justice system went through training Feb. 21 on how to put Marsy's Law into practice.

This was a constitutional amendment to give stronger rights to victims of crime. Those who participated in this training learned how to guide others through the criminal justice process.

Law enforcement, prosecutors, advocates, mental health professionals and more are getting up to speed.

 

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Marsy’s Law Attends Trees of Remembrance Ceremony in Tulsa

Dozens of men and women gathered at the Chandler Park Community Center in Tulsa earlier this week at the Trees of Remembrance ceremony honoring murder victims. Many brought ornaments, notes of remembrance, and other mementos to hang on Christmas Trees in honor of murdered loved ones.

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Crime victims benefiting from new Oklahoma law

 

Oklahoma voters rejected four of the five state questions on the ballot last November. However, the one question that managed to earn voter support has the potential to do considerable good for victims of crime, as Attorney General Mike Hunter pointed out this week.

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Oklahoma AG Mike Hunter laid out plans for Marsy's Law week before it goes into effect

OKLAHOMA CITY — A law that will empower victims of crime in Oklahoma goes into effect next week.

State Question 794, which is also known as Marsy's Law, guarantees victims of their rights and allows them to be heard. On Tuesday, Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter gave an update to how Marsy's Law will work, and he and other victims rights advocates spoke about the necessity for it.

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Oklahoma working to implement Marsy’s Law by November

 

OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – After Oklahoma voters approved a so-called ‘crime victims’ bill of rights’ in 2018, state leaders are now working to implement the measure.

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Marsy’s Law Joins Victims and Advocates at Wreath of Hope Ceremony

The Marsy’s Law for Oklahoma team was honored to attend the Wreath of Hope ceremony outside of the Oklahoma State Capitol today in solidarity with all of those who have been impacted by domestic violence. The event was organized by the YWCA and attended by over 100 victims of domestic violence, family members, law enforcement professionals, advocates, and social workers.