PIERRE, S.D. (Press Release) – In the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak, advocates for victim’s rights have faced challenges like never before. From prison releases due to the threat of widespread infection to overcoming the challenges of social distancing, victims’ rights have faced an uphill battle over the last several months.
To recognize the incredible commitment and overwhelming support crime victims’ advocates have displayed, Marsy’s Law for South Dakota is proud to recognize those individuals with Challenge Coins as a token of their commitment to justice. Challenge Coins are awarded when individuals overcome tremendous obstacles and are a keepsake representing outstanding achievements.
Marsy’s Law for South Dakota is now accepting nominations for those leaders who have displayed a commitment to victims throughout this crisis and have continued to advocate for crime victims. We encourage victims, advocates, and members of the public to nominate any community leader who has displayed extraordinary commitment to provide services and support to crime victims – from victim advocate and not-for-profit leader to prosecutor and frontline law enforcement officer.
You can nominate those champions HERE. Marsy’s Law for South Dakota will choose the recipients of the Challenge Coins from the individuals nominated and will honor the winners with a Challenge Coin as a small token of our appreciation for their hard work and commitment.
“Challenge Coins represent our proudest moments; the times when we overcame a challenge despite all odds,” said Nick Klitzing, Marsy’s Law for South Dakota. “The COVID-19 crisis has challenged us all in different ways, but we are committed to ensuring every crime victim has the voice and the knowledge to persevere. Those champions who never give up the fight deserve to be celebrated, and we’re proud to recognize them.”