McGeorge School of Law

Victims’ Rights Symposium

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image indicating that it is National Crime Victims' Rights Week from April 17 to 13, 2019

Working Together to Make Victims’ Rights a Reality


Friday, April 12, 2019


9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Additional Information

Phone — 916.739.7056
Email —


McGeorge School of Law — Classroom C



Marsy’s Law, which was passed in California in 2008, gives crime victims 17 rights in the California Constitution. However, these rights are often violated because victims and service providers are not aware of these rights or know how to enforce them. This symposium will be an opportunity to hear from leaders and service providers in the field on how we can work together to ensure these rights are enforced, so that they are (or become) meaningful for victims.

Keynote Speaker

  • Meg Garvin, Executive Director, National Crime Victim Law, Institute Clinical Professor of Law, Crime Victim, Litigation Clinic, Lewis & Clark Law School

Guest Speakers

  • Dawn Bladet, Sacramento County District Attorney's Office
  • Gina Buccieri, California Office of Emergency Services
  • Ken Clark, Sacramento County Sheriff's Department
  • Larenda Delaini, Cal VCB, California Victims Compensation Board
  • Nolice Edwards, Chief, Office of Victim and Survivor Rights and Services, California Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation
  • Daniel Hahn, Sacramento Police Department 
  • Dr. Amir Ramezani, UC Davis
  • Lee Seale, Sacramento County Probation Department
  • Laura Valdes, Yolo County District Attorney Victim Services
  • Chris Ward, iCAN, Crime Victims Assistance Network