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, in follow-up to our NCVRW meeting, with a request to co-chair a series of public forums this summer to address the impact of the US Supreme Court’s McGirt decision on victims of crime on tribal lands and across various jurisdictions. More to come on that. And we met virtually for our quarterly advisory board meeting, attended by board members, Marsy’s Law for All staff, and Toni Scheihing, Director of VINELink Oklahoma, from the Attorney General’s office as our guest speaker. Toni talked us through system-wide updates coming this fall, built to further empower and educate victims navigating notification concerns and procedures. Toni also sits on the national board for VINE and answered many of our questions. We are proud to be part of these conversations to maintain an open line of communication with our partners, and to continue to serve as a resource for victims of crime no matter what stage they’re processing through the criminal justice system.