PASADENA — Police are hosting a forum on victims’ rights later this month.
The Crime Victims’ Clinic will take place from 8:30 a.m. to noon July 9 in the assembly room on the second floor of the Pasadena Police Department, 207 N. Garfield Avenue, Pasadena police officials said in a written statement.
The Crime Victims’ Bill of Rights, also known as Marsy’s Law, was passed by California voters in 2008 and gives victims of crime and their families 17 constitutional rights, officials said.
“The clinic on July 9 will feature a panel discussion and information on what those rights are, the impact of Marsy’s Law and how it is implemented,” according to the police statement.
Speakers are to include Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael Antonovich, Marsy Nicholas’ mother Marcella Nicholas, Pasadena Police Chief Phillip Sanchez, Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Darrell Mavis, and representatives from the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office and various victim’s support groups.
The event is being sponsored by Justice for Homicide Victims and Justice for Murdered Children.
For more information or to RSVP for the free clinic, e-mail to email@example.com. Seating is limited, so RSVPs are requested no later than July 6.