Resources

There are a variety of organizations, local and national, that assist families of homicide victims. National nonprofit organizations like The Parents of Murdered Children hold meetings for bereavement support, distribute monthly newsletters to educate and commemorate, and organize various panels and workshops to memorialize the deceased and help heal the wounds of homicide. In addition, there are regional organizations, like Victims to Victorylocated in Memphis, TN, that offer similar support and services. Most of these nonprofit organizations rely heavily on donations and volunteer efforts.

Police departments around the country also have programs that not only offer emotional counsel, but connect families to local support services, provide information on their legal rights, and assist in applying for financial aid for funeral costs.

Below is a list of these and other organizations that help the families of homicide victims. Many of these programs need support from the community in order to continue providing quality assistance and guidance.


Birmingham

Birmingham Police Department
Robbie J. Priest, R.N., B.S.N., J.D.

Victim Liaison Coordinator
205-785-4121

Community Grief Support Service
205-870-8667

Parents Against Violence
205-370-4666

The Compassionate Friends, Inc. - Birmingham
(205) 560-0419



Cincinnati

Cincinnati Police Department
Criminal Investigation Section
Homicide Unit - 5th Floor
824 Broadway
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
Office Number 513-352-3542
Cheryl Cook 513-352-6421

Who Killed Our Kids?
whokilledourkids.org
PO Box 19494
Cincinnati, OH 45219
513-390-9565

The Compassionate Friends, Inc. - Cincinnati Chapter
www.tcfcincy.com
513-271-6809



Dallas

Dallas Police Department Victim Services
www.dallaspolice.net
1400 S. Lamar St.
Dallas, TX 75215
214-671-3587

Crime Victims Council
www.crimevictimscouncil.org

Assist the Officer Foundation
www.atodallas.org



Detroit

City of Detroit Victims Assistance
www.ci.detroit.mi.us
313-833-1660



Harris County, TX

Victim's Assistance
http://www.hcso.hctx.net
713-967-5800



Kansas City, KS

Kansas City, KS Police Department Victim Services
www.kckpd.org/Investigations/VictimsServices
2151 S 34th St.
Kansas City, KS 66106
913-261-4300



Kansas City, MO

Parents of Murdered Children - Kansas City Chapter
www.kcpomc.org
PO Box 1635
Lee's Summit, MO 64063-7635
Hotline: 816-850-4200



Las Vegas

Families of Murder Victims
fmv@lvcm.com
702-873-5696
2375 E. Tropicana Ave. PMB # 213
Las Vegas, NV 89119



Louisville

The Compassionate Friends, Inc. - Louisville
www.ci.detroit.mi.us
tcf.louisville@yahoo.com
(502) 231-5630

Fight Crimes Against Children: After-Death Care Option
Christopher 2X
Office: 502-589-4009
Cell: 502-379-5292



Memphis

Victims to Victory, Inc.
www.victimstovictory.org
1548 Poplar Ave.
2375 E. Tropicana Ave. PMB # 213
Memphis, TN 38104
901-274-6828

The Shelby County Crime Victims Center
901-545-4357

The Compassionate Friends, Inc. - Memphis Chapter
www.tcfmemphis.org



Miami

City of Miami Police Department
Victim's Advocacy Program
www.miami-police.org
400 NW 2nd Avenue
Miami, FL 33128
305-603-6640

Community Foundation of Broward Malcom Jamaar Marshall Scholarship
www.cfbroward.org
Malcom Jamaar Marshall Scholarship



Minneapolis

Survivor Resources
350 South 5th St. Room 108
Minneapolis, MN 55415
612-673-3951

The Compassionate Friends, Inc. - Minneapolis Chapter
compassionatefriends.wordpress.com
C/O Calvary Lutheran Church
7520 Golden Valley Road
Minneapolis, MN 55427
763-542-8528



New Orleans

Victims/Witness Assistance Unit
New Orleans Police Department
715 South Broad St.
New Orleans, LA 70119
504-821-2222
For more information on joining the NOPD:
www.nola.gov/civil-service/jobs/police-recruiting



Phoenix

Parents of Murdered Children - Valley of the Sun Chapter
www.pomc.com/phoenix
PO Box 39603
Phoenix, Az 85069
602-254-8818



San Antonio

Parents of Murdered Children - San Antonio Chapter
www.pomcsanantonio.org
PO Box 690173
San Antonio, TX 78269
201-344-7451



Tucson

Homicide Survivors, Inc
www.azhomicidesurvivors.org
c/o Pima County Attorney
32 N. Stone, 11th Floor
Tucson, AZ 85701
520-207-5012
Help Line: 520-881-1794

The Compassionate Friends, Inc. - Tucson Chapter
www.tucsontcf.org



National

The National Center For Victims of Crime
www.ncvc.org
2000 M. Street NW, Suite 480
Washington, DC 20036
202-467-8700

The Compassionate Friends, Inc.
www.compassionatefriends.org
P.O. Box 3696
Oak Brook, IL 60522
877-969-0010

National Organization of Parents of Murdered Children
www.pomc.com
NatlPOMC@aol.com
100 East Eighth Street, Suite B - 41
Cincinnati, OH 45202
513-721-5683

Justice for Murdered Children
www.jfmc.org
Berth 77, P-7B
San Pedro, CA 90731
310-547-JFMC (5362)