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Hundreds of crime survivors head to Tallahassee to push for change

Posted at 7:23 AM, Feb 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-17 10:11:46-05

TAMPA, Fla. — More than 400 members of the group "Survivors Speak" are going to Tallahassee on Monday to ask lawmakers to chance policies when it comes to victims rights and protection.

This is the third rally by the group. Members from across the state including Miami, Orlando and Jacksonville will travel to the state capitol in hopes of changing policies.

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Members with the group want to see changes in protection for themselves, their families and communities. Another push includes increased employment and housing protection for crime victims.

Advocates said they would also like to see incentives for prisoners who elect themselves into rehabilitation programs.