Marsy’s Law is an Ohio State Constitutional Amendment that just went into effect this year.
It provides crime victims with new and very specific rights.
On Monday the Belmont County Prosecutor’s Office hosted a training session about the Amendment at Shannon Hall, on the Campus of Ohio University Eastern.
The training was intended to give information to officials on what they need to do to uphold the amendment and make sure victims are treated fairly.
A representative from the Ohio Victims Justice Center talked extensively about changes in State Law and how law enforcement can make victims aware of their rights.
Ohio Crime Victim Justice Center, Elisabeth Well said, ” I do think it is a very beneficial for folks, regardless of their of their knowledge of victims rights because this is a significant change in some ways from what we one had in terms of victims rights in Ohio so it is good to have a refresher no matter what. ”
Well said that some of the major changes include the victims right to appeal, and the right to restitution for money lost as result of the crime.