Washoe County District Attorney Educates Residents About New Crime Victims’ Rights Measure and Implementation
Just weeks into the new year and victims of crime in Nevada have more information available to them about their cases thanks to Marsy’s Law for Nevada crime victims’ rights law. The measure known as Question 1 on the ballot was approved last November by Nevada voters. Legal experts across Nevada are tasked with making sure their policies and procedures involving victims include the rights and consideration now required in the Constitution with the passage of Marsy’s Law.
For Immediate Release
November 6, 2018
Nevada Voters Approve Effort to Guarantee Victims’ Rights
LAS VEGAS, NV - Consider it a victory for every Nevadan. Tonight, the voters of our state have approved Question 1 which will strengthen and expand victims’ rights in the state constitution. The YES vote follows the approval of state lawmakers in two separate legislative sessions in 2015 and 2017 through the advocacy of state and leaders, businesses, advocacy organizations, law enforcement, and legal experts across Nevada. Together we have worked to bring awareness to residents about the lack of enforceable guarantees for Nevada victims of crime during the judicial process.