We need you to take action today!
The MA House of Reps is considering a major criminal justice reform bill. Our language to improve Victim Compensation was filed as an amendment. It will be voted on in the next few days, and we need to make sure it passes! No criminal justice policy is complete without consideration of the needs of victims.
This legislation would shift the current state statute regulating Victim Compensation so that that the circumstances of a loved one's homicide cannot be used to determine a family's eligibility for funeral and burial reimbursement. All survivors of homicide victims deserve to bury their loved one with respect and dignity.
Please call your State Rep TODAY and ask them to support Amendment 145!
"Hello, my name is ___________ and I am a constituent. I know you are considering many amendments this week. Please support Amendment 145 that would ensure families of murder victims who need it will receive reimbursement for modest and appropriate services. We believe that a decent funeral and burial or cremation is a basic human right and is essential to helping the family and the community heal. Thank you."