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 Victory, located 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.

National Resources

Directory of Crime Victim Services
Office of Victims of Crime
Office of Justice Programs
U.S. Department of Justice
https://ovc.ncjrs.gov/findvictimservices/

The National Center For Victims of Crime
202-467-8700
victimsofcrime.org

The Compassionate Friends, Inc.
877-969-0010
compassionatefriends.org

National Organization of Parents of Murdered Children
Email: Natlpomc@pomc.org
1-888-818-POMC (7662)
pomc.com

Justice for Murdered Children
310-547-JFMC (5362)
justiceformurderedchildren.org

Local Resources in Cities Featured on The First 48

Atlanta

Atlanta Victims Assistance
404-588-4740
atlantava.org


Birmingham

Birmingham Police Department
610-793-3333

Community Grief Support Service
205-870-8667
communitygriefsupport.org

Parents Against Violence
205-370-4666
pavfoundation.org

The Compassionate Friends, Inc. - Birmingham
205-253-8981


Cincinnati

Cincinnati Police Department
Homicide and Criminal Investigation Section
Office Number: 513-352-3542
Karen Rumsey: 513-352-6421

The Compassionate Friends, Inc. - Cincinnati Chapter
513-652-7470
513-207-8714, Cincinnati North Chapter
www.tcfcincy.com


Dallas

Dallas Police Department Victim Services
214-671-3587
dallaspolice.net

Assist the Officer Foundation
atodallas.org


Detroit

City of Detroit Victims Assistance
313-833-1660
detroitmi.gov


Gwinnett County, GA

Gwinnett County Victim/Witness Assistance Program
gwinnettcounty.com/web/gwinnett/departments/police/victimwitness

Governor's Victim Assistance Helpline
800-338-6745


Harris County, TX

Crime Victim's Assistance Unit
713-967-5800
harriscountyso.org


Kansas City, KS

Kansas City, KS Police Department Victim Services
913-573-5616


Kansas City, MO

Parents of Murdered Children - Kansas City Chapter
816-850-4200
kcpomc.com


Las Vegas

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Victim Services
http://www.lvmpd.com/en-us/Pages/VictimServices.aspx

Families of Murder Victims
702-873-5696
Email: fmv@lvcm.com


Louisville

The Compassionate Friends, Inc. - Louisville Chapter
(502) 889-1629
Email: tcflouisvilleky@gmail.com
compassionatefriends.org


Memphis

Victims to Victory, Inc.
901-274-6828
victimstovictory.org

The Shelby County Crime Victims Center
901-545-4357

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


Miami

City of Miami Police Department
Victim's Advocacy Program
305-603-6290
miami-police.org


Minneapolis

Survivor Resources
612-673-3951
survivorresources.org

The Compassionate Friends, Inc. - Minneapolis Chapter
612-444-1301
tcfmpls.org


Mobile

Lifelines Counseling Services
251-602-0909
lifelinesmobile.org


New Orleans

Victims/Witness Assistance Unit
504-658-6795
nola.gov


Phoenix

Parents of Murdered Children - Valley of the Sun Chapter
602-254-8818
pomc.com/phoenix


San Antonio

Parents of Murdered Children - San Antonio Chapter
830-981-9490
pomcsanantonio.org


Tucson

Homicide Survivors, Inc
azhomicidesurvivors.org

The Compassionate Friends, Inc. - Tucson Chapter
520-721-8042
tucsontcf.org


Tulsa

Tulsa Police & Fire Chaplaincy Corps
918-596-9138

Center for Grief Recovery & Family Services
918-698-4424

V.O.I.C.E.S
918-224-1167

Tristess Grief Center
918-587-1200

Homicide Advocacy Support
Catherine Doak
918-693-6599

Tulsa County Victim Compensation
918-596-4924

Grief Care Workshop*
918-698-4424
marshajohnson.net
*The Grief Care Workshop is an 8 week program sponsored by the Tulsa Police & Fire Chaplaincy Corps. This workshop will provide you with the grief recovery tool set you need to recover from loss. The workshop is led by Marsha Johnson, a TPD/TFD chaplain and Grief Recovery Specialist, Monday nights from 6:00pm – 7:30pm at the Tulsa Police Department's Mingo Valley Division, 10122 E. 11st St., Tulsa, OK.