April 22, 2021 - In a close vote Wednesday, the House Criminal Justice Subcommittee failed to move Marsy’s Law for Tennessee (HJR0044) forward this session, disappointing Tennessee crime victims, their families, and victim advocates.
April 15, 2020 – Marsy’s Law for Tennessee is lighting the state purple in recognition of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (NCVRW), Sunday, April 18 through 24.
URGENT CALL TO ACTION - Marsy’s Law for Tennessee supporters, we need your help! Please take a moment to email and call your DA below and tell them why you support Marsy’s Law for Tennessee.
Columbia, Tenn. - Marsy’s Law for Tennessee presented Center of Hope Executive Director Cindy Sims with the Champion of Victims’ Rights Award for her dedication to helping countless domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking victims in Middle Tennessee.
Memphis, Tenn. - Marsy’s Law for Tennessee presented Memphis resident Phil McLendon with the Champion of Victims' Rights Award for his dedication in helping dozens of women and children in West Tennessee escape from violent households.
URGENT CALL TO ACTION - Marsy’s Law for Tennessee supporters, we need your help! Please take a moment to email and call the members of the House Criminal Justice Subcommittee below and tell them why you support Marsy’s Law for Tennessee.
Crime victims and their families have waited long enough for strong, enforceable rights equal to those who commit the crimes. Existing laws without enforcement are simply suggestions. Marsy's Law for Tennessee will fix that. We need you to stand with us - and with the victims of crime and their families - and support Marsy's Law for Tennessee. The time is now.
Rep. Clay Doggett
Rep. Bill Beck
Rep. Michael Curcio
Rep. Andrew Farmer
Rep. Bruce Griffey
Rep. G.A. Haradway
Rep. Dan Howell
Rep. William Lamberth
Rep. Debra Moody
Rep. Debra Moody
Rep. Lowell Russell
Rep. Jerry Sexton
Knoxville, Tenn. - Marsy’s Law for Tennessee presented advocates Joan Berry and Tina Gregg of Knoxville with the Champion of Victims’ Rights Award for their decades of hard work and dedication to protecting the rights of crime victims and their families in Tennessee.
Nashville, Tenn. - State Senator John Stevens of Huntingdon and State Representative Patsy Hazlewood of Signal Mountain want to ensure that victims of crime have equal, constitutional rights on the same level as those accused and convicted of crimes. That’s why they are introducing a constitutional amendment this legislative session to strengthen the rights of crime victims in Tennessee’s state constitution.
Let’s work together during Domestic Violence Awareness Month to do our part to make sure the rights and voices of victims are clearly heard.