Marsy's Law, Rock County DA’s Office, YWCA-Rock County, and Family Services Raise Awareness of Crime Victims Rights
Vibrant red silhouettes were on display Tuesday outside the Rock County Courthouse to draw attention to the rights of crime victims in Wisconsin.
JANESVILLE - Vibrant red silhouettes were on display Tuesday outside the Rock County Courthouse to draw attention to the rights of crime victims in Wisconsin. Marsy’s Law for Wisconsin is partnered with the Rock County District Attorney’s Office, YWCA- Rock County, and Family Services on the display to highlight Wisconsin’s two-year-old crime victims’ rights constitutional amendment, known as Marsy’s Law.
Each silhouette included a Marsy’s Law right written on it such as the right to restitution and the right to be heard. Additional information about each Marsy’s Law right was easily accessed using scannable QR codes on the silhouettes. The QR codes also link to the websites of Marsy’s Law for Wisconsin, YMCA - Rock County, Family Services, and the State Office of Crime Victims’ Services.
“The silhouettes demonstrate the importance of Marsy’s Law rights and how each of them assists in victims being able to successfully navigate the criminal justice system,” said Andrea Ehret – Rock County Victim Witness Professional. “Countless crime victims have relied on the rights provided under Marsy’s Law since its implementation, and we want to raise awareness as we continue to help victims and their families throughout their journeys in the criminal justice process.”
“The silhouette’s powerful imagery is a reminder that victims and survivors of crime walk among us relatively unseen and reminds us of the importance of advocating on behalf of survivors,” said Nela Kalpic, Director of Outreach for Marsy’s Law for Wisconsin, “We are grateful to collaborate with our partners in Rock County to bring awareness of crime victims’ rights to the Rock County community.”