March 10, Impacts of Marsy’s Law

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Heard On Route 51

In April 2020, Wisconsin voters approved Marsy’s Law, an amendment to the state constitution that aims to expand and strengthen the rights of crime victims. This year, the Wisconsin Department of Justice is using a series of Marsy’s Law mapping exercises to examine how the measure has impacted crime victims and identify areas for improvement.

Shereen Siewert welcomes domestic abuse survivor and victim advocate Nela Kaplic, as well as Wisconsin Department of Justice Officer of Crime Victim Services Executive Director Michelle Viste for a discussion on how the rights provided to victims under Wisconsin’s nearly three-year-old amendment affect the criminal justice system and its processes, and what can be done to better support victims in local communities.

Episode Credits

  • Shereen Siewert Host
  • Rick Reyer Producer
  • Joy Ratchkramer Producer
  • Kate Spranger Producer
  • Nela Kalpic Guest
  • Michelle Viste Guest