Crime survivor and civic leader testifies against bail reform
Patricia Wenskunas represents thousands through testimony in Sacramento against SB 10
SACRAMENTO, CA – Patricia Wenskunas, founder and CEO of a nonprofit victims’ rights advocacy organization named Crime Survivors Inc., addressed members of the California State Assembly’s Public Safety Committee to raise concerns about the way bail reform threatens rights of victims. On the morning of July 11th Patricia was joined by public safety experts and a group of supporters as she condemned Senate Bill 10 for not doing enough for victims of crime.
“Mr. Chairman, Public Safety Committee, my name is Patricia Wenskunas and I am the founder/CEO of a nonprofit organization called Crime Survivors. I am also a survivor of attempted murder, and I am here today representing thousands and thousands of victims throughout the state of California. I have monitored SB 10 and AB 42 since their introduction into this legislature. I have monitored them because of the impact they will have on our criminal justice system, and most importantly, the impact they will have on victims and our communities. All these bills have made their way through this legislature. It is evident that not one sponsor or supporting legislator has given thought at all to the impact they will have on victims and our community and public safety. ”
“It is through this body that those who are arrested are added into the word victim. The offender is now being considered the victim.”