Advocates for crime victims in Oklahoma work to increase awareness efforts

 

The Skydance Bridge at Scissortail Park and the Crystal Bridge at the Myriad Gardens are going to be lit purple Sunday night in honor of crime victims in Oklahoma.

 

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Advocates for crime victims in Oklahoma work to increase awareness efforts

April 18th, 2021

 

“There’s always going to be, unfortunately, new crime victims that are going to be impacted, and we want to make sure that there’s information and educational resources available for them,” said Kim Moyer, the state director of Marsy’s Law.

Marsy’s Law, which passed in 2018, ensures accountability measures are in place for crime victims. The law guarantees them their rights and allows them to be heard.

Since the law passed, Moyer’s group has advocated for and worked with crime victims in Oklahoma, raising awareness on the daily challenges they face, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We’re seeing that cases involving domestic violence, sexual assault, some homicide actually are up, our partners are reporting,” Moyer said. “So, that makes it very difficult when crime victims are isolated.”

Moyer said there will be a small vigil Sunday night in downtown Oklahoma City with members of their advisory board and advocates to reflect on the progress made since Marsy’s Law passed and to discuss steps moving forward.

“Trying to make sure that victims are getting access to information they need to make good decisions about their case and being involved in it to the best of their ability so they can see justice is being pursued,” Moyer said.

More information and resources for victims can be found on the Oklahoma Attorney General’s website.


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    published this page in Latest News 2021-07-09 08:42:10 -0700