Marsy’s Law works to bring justice to crime victims

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MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) -- Advocates for Marsy’s Law for Wisconsin met at the capitol Tuesday, working to shed light on National Crime Victims’ Rights Week.

The grassroots coalition held a press conference to push for a final passage of Assembly Joint Resolution 1/Senate Joint Resolution 2, known as “Marsy’s Law.”

The bipartisan legislation aims to strengthen the rights of crime victims, law enforcement leaders and prominent victim advocates.

“Because justice isn’t just about punishing people who break the law,” Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul said. “It’s also about making sure that we’re doing what we can to help make victims and their families whole.”

The bill has more than 50 co-sponsors on both sides of the political aisle.

It was approved in January and is now available for scheduling for a full vote of each legislative chamber.