We Need to Support Those Who Have Been Victimized - Sheriff Travis Patten

Sheriff Travis Patten has seen firsthand the need for stronger crime victims’ rights in Mississippi. Marsy’s Law will ensure victims of crime have a voice in the criminal justice system.


The System is Not Made to Help Most Victims - Tara Mills

As a marriage and family therapist, Tara Mills understands the need for equal victims’ rights.


My Life Was Put in Danger - Sarah Reynolds

Sarah Reynolds was not given notification throughout the criminal justice process - including when her offender was released, putting her life in danger.


Mississippi Can Do Better - Kristen Liberto

State Investigator Kristen Liberto understands the need for stronger crime victims’ rights in Mississippi. Victims of crime deserve more from Mississippi’s criminal justice system.


Victims Need a Voice - Ishaunna Gully-Bettis

Ishaunna Gully-Bettis was left completely paralyzed from the waist down after being shot in her spinal cord by her ex-boyfriend March 23, 2002. In the criminal justice system, she felt pressured and wasn’t given an opportunity to understand the process.


Fred Shanks Supports Marsy's Law for MS

A Voice for Victims - Teres'sa Ellzey

Through her work as a victim advocate with The Shafer Center for Crisis Intervention in Hattiesburg and Laurel, Teres'sa Ellzey has seen firsthand how important having a voice is on the road to recovery. Through her important work, she supports victims through all phases of recovery, including hospital visits and navigating the court system. "I am a victim's advocate first and foremost," she says. "I am a voice not only for The Shafer Center, but for victims that can't or are not willing to speak out about sexual assault."
F. Hicks

Funteller's Story

In 2007, my ex-husband broke into my home and stabbed me over 30 times in the presence of my two daughters. Although I have been left with limited use of my limbs and am now disabled, I was blessed.