The Laws (in Montana and nationally) need changed. When domestic violence is part of the story of a missing person, that case should be immediately elevated out of the county level. Especially a county with 1 Sheriff and 4 Deputies, as was the situation in Rebekah’s missing person’s case. When you have a victim of domestic violence go missing, homicide should be considered first instead of never. When a missing person that was a victim of domestic violence is later found deceased, the estranged spouse should not automatically be deemed the Personal Representative of the deceased missing person simply because they are the spouse. They didn’t make decisions in the Missing Persons best interest when they were living. Why would that change? Divorce laws should not be so stringent that when a victim of domestic violence leaves the violent marriage, they have to wait a certain number of days to file for divorce….there should be an escape clause for victims of domestic violence.
The goal of Rebekah’s Legacy is to bring awareness to domestic violence and missing persons, educate, and seek legislative changes. At first, changes will focus primarily on Montana but Rebekah could be anyone’s daughter in any state.
Rebekah Grace Rose Barsotti your Mom is fierce in seeking justice. We may never know what happened, but God does. He will lead the way.
5 US Senators introduced bipartisan legislation - Help Find the Missing Act "Billy's Law".
On December 14, 2022, by a Congressional vote of 422 yea's to 4 nay's, Help Find The Missing Act "Billy's Law", was passed and will be signed into law.
We will continue to move forward to promote legislative changes.
Do you live in Montana? Would you be willing to take the time to contact your Legislator regarding Bills we would like to introduce in 2023? Legislative Session starts right after the holidays and ends January 17th so there is limited time.
If you have experience working with legislative changes and or getting bills passed we need your assistance! Below is the Legislative Session Calendar.
Look up your Montana State Legislator then call, email, or send a letter asking for assistance in introducing Rebekah's Law, a Bill for Missing Persons of Domestic Violence with
provisions to include procedures for law enforcement and courts to follow when a victim of domestic violence goes missing.
Proposed Legislative Provisions –
1) When a missing person is also a victim of domestic violence, that case should be immediately elevated out of the county level to the State’s Department of Justice and FBI.
2) When you have a victim of domestic violence go missing, homicide should be considered first instead of never.
3) When a missing person that was a victim of domestic violence is later found deceased, the estranged spouse should not automatically be deemed the Personal Representative of the deceased missing person simply because they are the spouse.
4) In states that have separation requirements before filing for divorce, which Montana is one, there needs to be an escape clause for victims that are separated due to domestic violence.
To Rebekah’s Justice Seekers:
I want to remind you that you are going to lose many, many battles fighting the injustice and corruption at hand, but together we are going to win the big war. We know this in our hearts. Rebekah has said this to each of us, each in our own way… time and time again.
Justice will occur in divine timing for the greatest good of all
concerned. We are fighting a darkness, but we do not fight alone and Light always prevails. In the end it is inevitable because it is in accordance with the Greatest Good and with Love. Those who seek to distort truth and impair Justice cannot keep us down.
Rebekah has said many times she doesn’t care how Justice is served, as there are infinite pathways. Rebekah was cremated one year to the date that her beloved Cerberus was found – the divine intricacies at work are incredible. Make no mistake Rebekah herself is guiding this process. Any control over her is an illusion.
Energetically she is above those who would seek to harm her or possesses her, and their vibration is too low to infringe upon her or to ever cross paths with her at level of equality again. Try as harm-doers might, they can never contain her, nor even walk beside her now in spirit. The rest of this journey is simple and unending.
We are to keep her story alive – we are to work jointly with Rebekah from the other side to bring Justice. It’s slow and arduous, but in the end the tortoise wins the race, not the rabbit, because the tortoise simply keeps going. We will keep going. Rebekah will continue to guide us every step of the way. Those who know how to listen, hear her voice daily and her message never falters. She has said time and time again…
“There WILL be Justice.” And those of us on the other side see with a vision and a sight beyond our earthly limitations. We trust Rebekah. We trust the human heart.
All is well.
Two eagles photographed by Seth Hofer at Alberton Rock Climbing area, Mineral County, MT