What is Marsy’s Law for NC?

Marsy’s Law for NC would ensure that victims of violent crime have the same co-equal rights as the accused and convicted – nothing more, nothing less.

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In their own words, hear why it’s time for Marsy’s Law in North Carolina.

There are few causes more important in a society than protecting victims of crime.  Anyone can be victimized and yet no one asks to be a victim - it’s not a role chosen. 

Frances Battle, Executive Director of North Carolina Victims’ Assistance Network (NCVAN)

Marsy’s Law ensures victims basic rights as they navigate the judicial process. And while we certainly have victims’ rights legislation in North Carolina, it’s not always universally applied and enforced, so Marsy’s Law would certainly change that by providing a constitutional level protection for victims in North Carolina.

Dare County Board of Commissioners’ Chairman Bob Woodard

In this day and time, the time is right for North Carolina lawmakers to support Marsy’s Law and give the crime victims the emotional support, personal protection, and attention they deserve; which has impacted their privacy and safety.

Sheriff Len Hagaman of Watauga County, NC

I was proud to be the first mayor in North Carolina to pass a resolution on support for Marsy’s Law. I’m glad to see other mayors joining me. Victims’ rights are long overdue in this state. We need to show victims that we stand behind them.

Michael Alvarez, Indian Trail Mayor

It’s very important for crime victims to have equal rights.

Larry Settle, Crime Victim, Rockingham County, NC