We call on neighbors to unite with civic leaders, businesses, and advocacy organizations across Nevada to GO PURPLE in April and show your support for victims of crime.
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 23-29th, and this year’s theme is Survivor Voices: Elevate. Engage. Effect Change. In recognition, Marsy’s Law for Nevada crime victims’ rights advocates ask all Nevada residents, civic leaders, and businesses to unite and GO PURPLE. Jack Stansbery, Marsy’s Law Executive Director says, “Our goal is to bring awareness about the needs of victims and the rights they now have in Nevada thanks to the 2018 voter passage of Marsy’s Law for Nevada. We also want to recognize the outstanding advocates who work each day to protect and inform victims to see that justice is done.”
STATISTICS. Here in Nevada, law enforcement agencies investigated over 11,875 incidents of “violent crime” including murder, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, along with human trafficking in 2021. The statistics are in the FBI’s 2021 *National Incident-Based Reporting System, NIBRS.
GO PURPLE APRIL 23-29th. Marsy’s Law for Nevada will once again unite with supporters nationwide to remember the victims and survivors. Among the Nevada locations and civic leaders we anticipate will shine a light or GO PURPLE are:
- City of Henderson Plaza Lights/Digital Signs / April 23-29
- PALMS Casino Resort, Las Vegas / April 23-29
- Eiffel Tower at PARIS Las Vegas / April 23-25
- High Roller Observation Wheel at The LINQ / April 23-25
- The Mob Museum / April 23
- World Market Center / April 23-29
- Downtown Summerlin-ONE Summerlin / April 28
- Reno, NV Grand Sierra Resort / April 23-25
- Las Vegas Ballpark/Aviators
- North Las Vegas Mayor and City Council / Purple, April 19/online post
- Clark County Commission / Proclamation
- Henderson City Council / Proclamation & City Hall Lights
CRIME VICTIMS’ RIGHTS WEEK
GO PURPLE on SOCIAL MEDIA. 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 #NCVRW2023
Resources for Victims. Find resources and information on victims’ rights protected in our Nevada 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 website, District Attorney page, and local advocacy organizations.
With Marsy’s Law for Nevada Crime Victims are Guaranteed the Right to:
• Receive information about their rights, and the services available to crime victims. • Be treated with fairness and respect throughout the criminal justice process.
• Be notified of a defendant’s impending release and be protected from the defendant.
• Be notified of all public proceedings in the case.
• Be reasonably heard, upon request, at all public proceedings regarding the case.
• Reasonably confer with the prosecuting agency, upon request, regarding the case. • Full and timely restitution.
History of Marsy’s Law
The effort is named after Marsalee “Marsy” Nicholas who was murdered by her ex-boyfriend in California in 1983. A week later he was released pending his court proceedings and went face to face with the victim’s family, who had no idea he was out of jail. Today her family is working to secure a voice and protection for victims’ and their families, nationwide. Individual Marsy’s Law measures have now been approved in thirteen states including Nevada. Nearly 140-million people, or 40- percent of all Americans, now receive protected rights under Marsy’s Law. www.MarsysLawforNV.com