Marsy’s Law is Working for Crime Victims in Oklahoma

On November 6, 2018, voters in Oklahoma passed Marsy’s Law overwhelmingly with 78% of the vote!

What is Marsy’s Law?

Marsy’s Law is a national movement that aims to ensure victims of crime have meaningful and enforceable constitutional rights in the criminal justice system. Oklahoma voters overwhelmingly voted to pass Marsy’s Law on Nov. 6, 2018, in the form of a ballot initiative numbered State Question 794. As a result, today the Oklahoma Constitution guarantees greater protections for victims, survivors, and their families or guardians.

Supporters' Stories

These are some of the Oklahomans who fought to pass Marsy’s Law.

Latest News

Read the latest news about Marsy's Law for Oklahoma.

April 2022 with Marsy's Law for Oklahoma

  April is always a month for remembrance statewide, as 27 years ago, on April 19, Oklahoma City was rocked with violence that forever altered the landscape of central Oklahoma. For 2022, we look forward to getting fully back out...

February 2022 with Marsy's Law for Oklahoma

February was a transitional month for the Marsy’s Law for Oklahoma team. In between follow-up from the inaugural advisory board retreat and beginning to look ahead to National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, the shortest month of the year flew by...

January 2022 with Marsy's Law for Oklahoma

The Oklahoma team ended 2021 in high drive, eagerly preparing for an inaugural advisory board retreat in January! Marsy’s Law has a very active board, comprised of ten members spanning a range of survivor/victim experiences and advocate expertise, with outreach...

December 2021 with Marsy's Law for Oklahoma

As uncertainties around the pandemic continued to alter the state of many events and annual gatherings for crime victims across Oklahoma, we were not surprised in the slightest at how our statewide movement and coalition pressed on in 2021. Month...

October 2021 with Marsy's Law for Oklahoma

  It is of little secret that 1 in 3 women in Oklahoma has experienced some form of domestic violence (physical or emotional, as defined by state statute) by an intimate partner. So while many advocates and partner events and...

August 2021 with Marsy's Law for Oklahoma

  MLOK spent the month of August in earnest conversation with elected officials and various leaders and staff of local victims services offices across the state. In meetings with staff members of the state’s Congressional delegation, we discussed new and...

June 2021 with Marsy's Law for Oklahoma

  June was a busy month, mostly behind the scenes, in Oklahoma. After a productive meeting during National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, and a few follow-up emails in May, the team has been working closely with the governor's office this...

May 2021 with Marsy's Law for Oklahoma

  Following a busy NCVRW and the month of April spreading awareness for victims' rights throughout the state, we spent the month of May regrouping on the heels of that momentum. We were contacted by the office of Governor Stitt,...

April 2021 with Marsy's Law for Oklahoma

  For 25 years in Oklahoma, April 19 has held space for victims killed in one of the deadliest acts of domestic terrorism in U.S. history, and this year we observed the 40th annual National Crime Victims’ Rights Week statewide...

National Crime Victims' Rights Week 2021 Update

For 25 years in Oklahoma, April has held space for victims killed in one of the deadliest acts of domestic terrorism in U.S. history, and this year we observed the 40th annual National Crime Victims’ Rights Week statewide alongside victims...