[BALSAM LAKE, WI] – Vibrant red silhouettes will soon grab the attention of Polk County residents at the Polk County Courthouse. Marsy’s Law for Wisconsin, the Polk County District Attorney’s Office and the Community Referral Agency will display a silhouette art feature on Friday to help raise awareness of crime victims’ rights in Wisconsin. 

The silhouettes will highlight some of the rights included under Wisconsin’s crime victims’ rights constitutional amendment known as Marsy’s Law including:

  • Right to Privacy
  • Right to Notice
  • Right to Confer
  • Right to be Present
  • Right to be Heard
  • Right to Know Your Rights 
  • Right to Restitution
  • Right to Enforce Yours Rights

The silhouette’s powerful imagery reminds our community that victims and survivors of crime walk among us relatively unseen. Each silhouette will explain a Marsy’s Law right in an easily understandable way to assist victims who may not have prior experience with the criminal justice system or knowledge of legal jargon. The silhouettes will feature interactive hashtags and QR codes linked to the Marsy’s Law for Wisconsin and the Community Referral Agency websites.

The Polk County District Attorney, Jeffrey Kemp, the Referral Agency Program Coordinator, Brianna Dagastino, and the Director of Outreach for Marsy’s Law for Wisconsin, Nela Kalpic, will all be available for interviews on September 30 upon request.

Eight silhouettes will be displayed at the Polk County Courthouse in Balsam Lake. Each silhouette includes a Marsy’s Law right written on it such as the right to restitution and the right to be heard. More information about each Marsy’s Law right can be easily accessed using scannable QR codes on the silhouettes.  

Friday, September 30 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

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