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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

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 BrowardMalcom 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)

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