By DANYEL VanREENEN
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — After three years of advocacy, victims and survivors of sexual assault finally have a codified set of rights to support them along their path to justice.
In March, the West Virginia Legislature passed SB72 — known as “The Survivor’s Bill of Rights” or “Hazel’s Law.”
“(The Bill) is pretty significant because what it does is it gives rights to a survivor of sexual assault that most people believed that they already had, but by legislation they didn’t until this year,” Eastern Panhandle Empowerment Center Executive Director Katie Spriggs said.
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