National Crime Victims' Rights Week kicks off with roundtable discussion on Marsy's Law

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MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- National Crime Victims' Rights Week kicked off with a virtual roundtable featuring state and Milwaukee County officials.

The roundtable was focused on educating Wisconsinites about their rights under the new Crime Victims' Constitutional Amendment enacted one year ago, better known as Marsy's Law for Wisconsin.

It ensures victims of crime have enforceable rights throughout the criminal justice process.

Reggie Moore, the director of the city of Milwaukee Office of Violence Prevention, joined in on the discussion.

"We know that a lot of the shootings that we see are connected to argument or conflict, and many of those conflicts have roots in either an intimate partner or a family-related conflict, so one of the things we try to do is that we're not working in isolation and that we're connecting the dots," Moore said. 

Marsy's Law was ratified during the spring 2020 election with 75% of voters in support.

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