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In their Own Words - Vicki

We want you to hear directly from those who have navigated Iowas's criminal justice system. Their stories are what motivate us to keep moving forward, knowing that we do better for Iowa crime victims. The most impactful voices in our coalition are those who are survivors, courageously sharing their story and how the criminal justice system in Iowa failed them. You can follow along on our Facebook page, for specific questions we posed to survivors, and their heartfelt answers. This week, we're sharing survivor Vicki's message, and it's in her own words...

 

In Their Own Words - Audrey

Audrey has been standing arm-in-arm with our organization since the very beginning. She knows Marsy's Law is the right thing to do, and even if it won't help what she went through, she is fighting for those who may become victims in the future. Sharing her story is never easy, but she hopes it makes a difference.  You can follow along on our Facebook page, for specific questions we posed to survivors, and their heartfelt answers. This week, we're sharing survivor Audrey's message, and it's in her own words...

In Their Own Words - Dalene

We want you to hear directly from those who have navigated Iowas's criminal justice system. Their stories are what motivate us to keep moving forward, knowing that we do better for Iowa crime victims. The most impactful voices in our coalition are those who are survivors, courageously sharing their story and how the criminal justice system in Iowa failed them. You can follow along on our Facebook page, for specific questions we posed to survivors, and their heartfelt answers. This week, we're sharing survivor Dalene's message, and it's in her own words...

Time to Get Involved

We're so thankful to have so many supporters from across the state who are ready to get to work on behalf of Iowa crime victims. We hear often, "let me know when I can help." 

 

Well today is the day. 

DV Counts Report

"For the fifteenth consecutive year, the National Network to End Domestic Violence conducted our Domestic Violence Counts Survey: a one-day, unduplicated count of adults and children seeking domestic violence services in the United States."

 

In Their Own Words - Brianna

We want you to hear directly from those who have navigated Iowas's criminal justice system. Their stories are what motivate us to keep moving forward, knowing that we do better for Iowa crime victims. The most impactful voices in our coalition are those who are survivors, courageously sharing their story and how the criminal justice system in Iowa failed them. You can follow along on our Facebook page, for specific questions we posed to survivors, and their heartfelt answers. This week, we're sharing survivor Brianne's message, and it's in her own words...

 

It's Fair and It Just Makes Sense

If you become a victim of crime in our neighbor states of Illinois or Wisconsin, you are at an advantage to those across the river in Iowa. Because of provisions in these neighboring states' constitutions, victims have stronger, more enforceable rights than Iowans. Why should crime victims in Dubuque have less rights than those in Prairie Du Chien? What about those in Davenport versus Moline? Iowa victims deserve the same constitutional rights as their neighbors.

"It ought to be hard, but not that hard"

We hope you have a wonderful and relaxing Independence Day this weekend. This marks the time where we can unite as a country to celebrate our freedoms and the work that went into creating the Declaration of Independence and Constitution. When reflecting on these documents, it's interesting to note how the founders created the opportunity for the constitution to be amended. 

 

 

Elder Abuse Awareness

Every year an estimated 1 in 10 older Americans experience elder abuse, neglect, or exploitation. Working together, we can build the social supports that can prevent this abuse and keep everyone safe as we age.

40th Anniversary of NCVRW

Last month, in honor of the 40th anniversary of National Crime Victims' Rights Week, Marsy's Law teams lit the nation purple. These purple lights served as an important reminder of the need for equal victims' rights in the criminal justice system.