Marsy’s Law for Iowa, a grassroots coalition committed to securing constitutional rights for Iowa crime victims, recently presented their “Guardian of Victims’ Rights” award to Pastor Deb Rensink, CEO and founder of Whispers of Love, Hope, & Joy located in Sioux Center, Iowa.
“Pastor Deb and her team at Whispers of Love, Hope, & Joy have dedicated themselves to making a positive impact and bringing healing for Iowa victims,” said Eric Baker, Marsy’s Law for Iowa state director. “Whispers of Love, Hope, & Joy has been working with Marsy’s Law for Iowa to strengthen the rights for all victims in Iowa and that’s why they’re being honored with the Guardian of Victims’ Rights award.”
Currently, Iowa is only one of a handful of states that does not have constitutional protections for victims and polling shows that 85 percent of Iowans support these measures.
“Iowa Victims need to know that if they are in a situation where they must escape, the justice system will treat them fairly,” said Pastor Deb Rensink. “Crime victims are not provided enforceable rights in the state’s constitution and many domestic violence victims feel like the system favors their abuser. We can do better for Iowa victims, which is why Whispers of Love, Hope, & Joy supports Marsy’s Law for Iowa.”
Whispers of Love, Hope, & Joy is a non-profit organization whose mission, through Christ, is to recapture the voices of women and children impacted by domestic violence. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/Whispersoflovehopejoy
Pictured here is Sydney Fox, Marsy’s Law for Iowa Advocacy Coordinator presenting the award to Pastor Deb Rensink.