Marsy’s Law is seeking to elevate key rights of crime victims into the state’s Constitution to ensure that victims have rights that are equal, in stature, to the constitutional rights of the defendant. These constitutional protections for crime victims would include the following rights:
- the right to be informed of their rights
- the right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect;
- the right to reasonable protection from the accused;
- the right to be notified, be present and be heard at court proceedings;
- the right to notification of the status of the offender
- the right to restitution;
- and the right to enforce these rights in the criminal justice process.