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 existing issues we've seen impacting victims and survivors and offered notable resources and access to our local and national teams. We stressed the need for open lines of communication to victims at the local, state, federal, and tribal levels and look forward to further conversation. Our team also met with the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation’s Victim Services Director and Victim Services Outreach coordinator for the District Attorney’s Council regarding the annual Homicide Survivors Symposium and the upcoming Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October. We also met with the new Secretary of Public Safety in Oklahoma, to brief her on our initiatives and offer support as she oversees several state agencies that deal directly with crime victims at all stages of the criminal justice process. Lastly, we also hosted our quarterly advisory board meeting and touched base with our awesome 12-member panel!