Letter to the Editor: I support Marsy's Law Aleshea Boals Victim Witness Coordinator Feb 7, 2018 (…) Facebook Twitter Email × Tired of seeing surveys on articles? If you are a subscriber, simply log in or Subscribe now! Facebook Twitter Email Print Save I supportMarsy’s LawI want to express support for Marsy’s Law for Idaho and its goal of strengthening crime victims’ rights.For the last 20 years, I’ve worked directly with crime victims, specifically in Canyon County. I’ve seen firsthand the challenge many victims have navigating our legal system trying to pursue justice. Fortunately, voters in Idaho overwhelmingly approved amending our constitution 23 years ago to create a set of rights for victims. One byproduct of that vote was the creation of our effective network for notifying victims of hearings and other events in the offender’s case.Idaho has been a leader in victim services, but now it is time to update and elevate the rights afforded crime victims. Marsy’s Law would add notification in cases when an offender escapes or absconds from probation and parole. It would also give victims a greater voice and standing.It’s difficult to hear critics say Marsy’s Law would be too costly. To me, this comes down to helping people whose lives have been upended. Victims never choose to be a victim, but we can support all our citizens affected by crime in the pursuit of justice. Please call our legislators to urge support for Marsy’s Law for Idaho.Thank you.Aleshea BoalsVictim Witness Coordinator More from this section Letter to the Editor: Kuna must unite two high schools, community Posted: Feb. 7, 2018 Letter to the Editor: Michael Snyder for First Congressional District Posted: Jan. 31, 2018 Letter to the Editor: Being Beckham Brave Posted: Jan. 31, 2018 It's time to focus on school choice in Kuna and across America Posted: Jan. 10, 2018 Safe winter driving Last updated: Dec. 28, 2017 Facebook Twitter Email Print Save Tags Marcy's Law Law Legislation Marsy Idaho Victim Crime Notification Offender Legal System Comments Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language. PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK. Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated. Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything. Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person. Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts. Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article. Latest E-Edition Kuna Melba News Read the latest edition of the Kuna Melba News in our e-edition format, which combines the familiarity of the printed-paper format with the convenience of reading on your phone, tablet or desktop computer from anywhere.