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January 2, 2018
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ICYMI: Marsy’s Law for Wisconsin Supporter Honored Among Stevens Point 2017 People of the Year
Childhood assault survivor Keaira Damon-Stine recognized for her advocacy for victims’ rights
MADISON – In case you missed it, prominent Marsy’s Law for Wisconsin supporter and childhood abuse survivor Keaira Damon-Stine was named among Stevens Point’s 2017 People of the Year for her work advocating for victims’ rights.
You can read the feature from the Stevens Point Journal here, or find excerpts below:
Stevens Point’s 2017 People of the Year: A voice for victims of sexual assault
By Nathan Vine, Mark Treinen, Robert Mentzer, Tim Langton and Scott A. Williams
Stevens Point Journal
December 28, 2017
“Keaira Damron-Stine was the victim of sexual abuse when she was only 11 years old. Her father would be convicted of a felony and three misdemeanors after taking a plea agreement that dropped some of the most serious charges in the case.
This year Damron-Stine, 26, spoke out about her experience, sharing the ways the experience permanently altered her life, and her own attempt to heal and to protect others. Her story, published in July by USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin, was read and shared by many, and included responses from other victims who said its publication made them feel less alone. And in the fall, she spoke out in favor of Marsy’s Law, a new Wisconsin law that passed with broad bipartisan support that strengthens protections for crime victims in the state.”