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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.

‘You couldn’t put a price on it’

Maxine Fullerton was a 55-year-old grandmother, genealogy enthusiast and occasional gambler. Being a Christian woman, she’d pray for her family as much as she prayed for the Lord’s touch on whatever slot machine you played. “Aunt Macky” as they called her also loved to sew. She crafted jean purses, lovely quilts and crocheted afghans.

 

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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.

Oklahoma authorities discuss rights under Marsy's Law

Authorities and victims’ rights advocates gathered Thursday with prosecutors, court representatives and mental health professionals for a training session on rights under Marsy’s Law, which supporters say gives crime victims a greater voice in the legal system. Hosted by the state attorney general’s office and District Attorneys Council, the daylong regional training session held at the Norman Investigations Center covered victims’ compensation, privacy laws and victims’ rights during various stages in the criminal justice process.

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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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Tulsa Tree Ceremony

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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Attorney general discusses implementation of Marsy's Law

Oklahoma crime victims can now visit the state attorney general’s website to view rights that are available to them through Marsy’s Law, along with other resources. Last November, Oklahoma voters passed Marsy’s Law, or State Question 794, to add certain rights for crime victims to the Oklahoma Constitution.

 

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