Marsy's Law

On November 4, 2008, the People of the State of California approved Proposition 9, the Victims’ Bill of Rights act of 2008: Marsy’s Law. This measure amended the California Constitution to provide additional rights to victims. Crime victims may obtain information regarding Marsy’s Law and local Victim Witness Assistance Center information by contacting the Attorney General’s Victim Services Unit at (877) 433-9069.

A ‘victim’ is defined under the California Constitution as “a person who suffers direct or threatened physical, psychological, or financial harm due to the commission or attempted commission of a crime or delinquent act. The term ‘victim’ also includes the person’s spouse, parents, children, siblings, or guardian and includes a lawful representative of a crime victim who is deceased, a minor, or physically or psychologically incapacitated. The term ‘victim’ does not include a person in custody for an offense, the accused, or a person whom the court finds would not act in the best interests of a minor victim.” (Cal. Const., art. I § 28(e).)

For more information regarding Marsy’s law, please visit the State of California Department of Justice website at:

https://oag.ca.gov/victimservices/content/bill_of_rights

If you wish to download a digital Marsy’s card visit:

https://oag.ca.gov/victimservices/marsy