Each year the U.S. Department of Justice Office for Victims of Crime calls on Americans to remember victims, and support efforts to ensure their voices are heard. National Crime Victims’ Rights Week is set for April 24-30th, and this year’s theme is “Rights, access, equity, for all victims.” In recognition, Marsy’s Law for Nevada crime victims’ rights advocates ask all Nevada citizens and businesses to unite and GO PURPLE. Jeff Kaye, Marsy’s Law for Nevada spokesman says, “Our goal is to bring awareness about the needs of victims and the rights they now have in Nevada, and offer recognition for the outstanding professionals who work each day to protect and inform victims, and see that justice is done.
Nevada police say in 2020 a total of 5,171 violent-crime incidents were confirmed, including murder, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, and serious domestic violence cases. For every case, there are victims to remember.
This April, Marsy’s Law for Nevada will once again unite with supporters nationwide to remember the victims and survivors. Among the southern Nevada locations and civic leaders that have united to GO PURPLE in years’ past are:
- Las Vegas City Council & City Hall
- City Council of Henderson & website
- North Las Vegas City Council
- Clark County Commission
- Governor Sisolak
- Las Vegas Ballpark
- Downtown Summerlin/ONE Summerlin
- High Roller Observation Wheel
- Paris Las Vegas Eiffel Tower
- MEET Las Vegas Event Location
- World Market Center Las Vegas
- Welcome to Las Vegas sign and MORE!
Locations and residents are invited to join the effort again this year. GO PURPLE and post your photos of support on social media using these hashtags. #GoPurpleMLNV, #VictimsRightsNV, or #NCVRW2022
Resources for Victims
Victims of crime in need of assistance or support will find a statewide list of resources and assistance organizations, along with information on victims’ rights now protected under our state constitution on the Marsy’s Law for NV website, www.MarsysLawForNV.com, on the Nevada Attorney General’s website: https://ag.nv.gov, or check your County government website, District Attorney pages, and local advocacy organizations.
Among the Guarantees Marsy’s Law for Nevada Provides for Crime Victims:
- The Right to receive information about their rights, and the services available to crime victims.
- Right to be treated with fairness and respect throughout the criminal justice process.
- Right to be notified of a defendant’s impending release, and be protected from the defendant.
- Right to notice of all public proceedings in the case.
- Right to be reasonably heard, upon request, at all public proceedings regarding the case.
- Right to reasonably confer with the prosecuting agency, upon request, regarding the case.
- Right to full and timely restitution.