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 month as they zero in on a July forum in Tulsa that will address tribal jurisdiction and the impact on victims (and the community) as a result of the Supreme Court decision on McGirt v Oklahoma. This work has entailed the team’s outreach to contacts across various levels of federal, state, and local offices, including many victims services organizations and both the Muscogee Nation and the Cherokee Nation. This event may eventually be replicated across the state, but starting in the Tulsa area ensures that victims navigating the recent changes and challenges are addressed first as we near the one-year anniversary of the landmark case.