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Governor awards $750k in grants to help crime victims in the Wiregrass

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (Governor’s Office) — Gov. Kay Ivey has awarded two grants totaling $750,720 to support two nonprofit groups that help victims of crime in the Wiregrass area.

A $560,000 grant to the House of Ruth will help victims of domestic violence, and a $190,720 grant to Wiregrass Angel House will help robbery victims and families who have lost someone to homicide. Both nonprofit organizations are based in Dothan.

“Victims of these terrible crimes, along with their family members, have access to help 24 hours a day through the efforts of House of Ruth and Wiregrass Angel House,” Ivey said. “I commend the staffs of these organizations for the work they do to support and care for Wiregrass residents in need.”

The House of Ruth offers a 24-hour crisis line, counseling, court advocacy, safety planning, hospital accompaniment, community outreach and other services to help domestic violence victims in Barbour, Bullock, Coffee, Covington,

Read more at: http://www.wtvy.com/content/news/Governor-awards-grants-to-help-crime-victims-in-the-Wiregrass-458354743.html

Money available for victims of violent crime

Violent crime seems to be grabbing headlines across the country, but what you might not know is that the trauma for victims can also be financial.

An underutilized program offers crime victims tens of thousands of dollars, according to Julie Nauman, Executive Officer of the California Victim Compensation Board, or CalVCB.

“No one ever expects to be a victim of crime, but when it happens, we want them to know that we’re here to help,” she said. “Our primary mission is to provide assistance to victims of violent crime.”

Nauman oversees a government program that helps victims recover financially. CalVCB is a joint state and federal program, funded – on

Read more at: http://www.abc10.com/news/local/money-available-for-victims-of-violent-crime/484464926

Court upholds conviction of man who searched Falmouth murder victims for drugs




A man who rifled through the pockets of two homicide victims looking for drugs and left his shoe prints in a blood-soaked crime scene in a Falmouth home before stealing $240 in cash was properly convicted of stealing from a building, a state appeals court ruled this week.

Darryl S. Green lived on Central Avenue in Falmouth on June 11, 2013, when Crystal Perry and Kristofer M. Willams were murdered early that morning in their home a few doors away from Green’s home, a double homicide that remains unsolved four years later.

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Green entered the apartment, according to a confession he gave to homicide investigators in 2013, searched Perry’s body where he found it in the kitchen, and rolled

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Derek Saretzky Sentencing: Triple-Murderer Hears From Victims’ Loved Ones

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. — The grandmother of a two-year-old girl killed by triple murderer Derek Saretzky says she can hear screams when she imagines what the child’s final moments must have been like.

Terry-Lynn Dunbar delivered an emotional statement at Saretzky’s sentencing hearing describing the loss of her granddaughter Hailey Dunbar-Blanchette.

“I can hear her screaming in my mind begging for her mom and her dad … The horror she must have endured haunts my every moment,”

Read more at: http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2017/06/29/derek-saretzky-sentencing-triple-murderer-hears-from-victims-l_a_23008648/

Victims identified in triple homicide

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Investigation continues at triple homicide, 1800 block Forsythia Dr.
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Update: The Marion County coroner’s office identified the victims of a triple homicide as Mark Higgins, 64, Keith Higgins, 34, and Jessica Carte, 34,

Earlier: For 15 years, Shirley Jackson has called the peaceful street of Forsythia Drive her home.

She was attracted to the east-side neighborhood near 21st Street and Franklin Road because of its tranquility and welcoming neighbors. She said they’re the kind of folks who would wave, smile or lend a hand without hesitation.

So the shock in her voice and on her

Read more at: http://www.indystar.com/story/news/crime/2017/06/01/imdp/361849001/

Compensation for crime victims lacking in NS: Prof

Professor Benjamin Perirn is calling for immediate action from N.S. Premier Stephen McNeil to update laws and provisions around compensation and counselling for the victims of crimes and their families.

He took part in a three-year University of British Columbia study that shows only Nova Scotia and Newfoundland Labrador do not provide necessary funding and services.

“McNeil should immediately see that services — like counselling — are expanded and financial compensation is raised,” said Perrin, a law professor.

According to his new book, Victim Law: The Law of Victims of Crime in Canada, the province only provides $2,000 over two years for victims or their families, and $4,000 maximum for those who had a loved one who was murdered.

“The Federal Department of justice estimated $100 billion a year is the cost associated with crime in the country, and 83 per cent of that is born out of costs associated with helping

Read more at: http://thechronicleherald.ca/novascotia/1454202-compensation-for-crime-victims-lacking-in-n.s.-prof

Compensation for crime victims lacking in N.S.: Prof

Professor Benjamin Perrin is calling for immediate action from N.S. Premier Stephen McNeil to update laws and provisions around compensation and counselling for the victims of crimes and their families.

He took part in a three-year University of British Columbia study that shows only Nova Scotia and Newfoundland Labrador do not provide necessary funding and services.

“McNeil should immediately see that services — like counselling — are expanded and financial compensation is raised,” said Perrin, a law professor.

According to his new book, Victim Law: The Law of Victims of Crime in Canada, the province only provides $2,000 over two years for victims or their families, and $4,000 maximum for those who had a loved one who was murdered.

“The Federal Department of justice estimated $100 billion a year is the cost associated with crime in the country, and 83 per cent of that is born out of costs associated with helping victims,”

Read more at: http://thechronicleherald.ca/novascotia/1454202-compensation-for-crime-victims-lacking-in-n.s.-prof

‘A bond that will not be broken’: Emanuel AME victims, families and friends applaud verdict, head into painful holidays

Last weekend, Jennifer Pinckney sat down her two young daughters individually, including the now-7-year-old who hid beneath a desk with her as a gunman executed their father on the other side of a thin wall.

The school librarian explained to each what had gone on the previous week. The man who reportedly killed her husband and their daddy, the Rev. Clementa Pinckney, was on trial. They didn’t know yet what would happen.

But soon they would.

Late Thursday, Pinckney drove home after a jury found Dylann Roof guilty of all 33 charges against him, including hate crimes and religious obstruction. She prepared to speak with her girls again. This time, she could tell them that a jury had found the man who killed their father guilty. At the least, he would spend his life in prison.

“The first step is over,” Pinckney said. “It gave us at least a little bit of closure before

Read more at: http://www.postandcourier.com/church_shooting/a-bond-that-will-not-be-broken-emanuel-ame-victims/article_d424f212-c301-11e6-96bf-ff8b0ef3a5fe.html

After Mourning the Charleston Shooting Victims, White People Still Voted Trump

People pray outside Charleston’s AME Emmanuel Church two days after Dylann Roof shot nine people. Photo by Mladen Antonov/AFP/Getty Images

Marjorie
McIver said she didn’t want to talk politics. She was mindful about how she
would be perceived, how her words might be used, or misused, no matter how
carefully she explained herself. I want to talk about her, though, because her story upends a central narrative surrounding Donald Trump’s victory, that personal pain makes people susceptible to those, like our president-elect, willing their exploit anguish.

She deftly veered our
discussion away from the 2016 election after I asked her about the possibility
that Hillary Clinton could become this country’s female president. This was in
early February, two weeks before Trump won the Republican primary in our
home state of South Carolina. He’d receive nearly 50 percent of the vote in Horry County, where

Read more at: http://www.vice.com/read/charleston-church-shooting-a-sisters-pain-trump

SERVPRO is creating personal emergency assistance bags for victims


MARYLAND –

After a house fire or car accident, one can be overwhelmed with the crisis and one company is hoping to provide the proper necessities to help those who have suffered considerable loss.

One little green bag  may not look like much, but they can mean a lot to those in times of need.

Inside it contains a variety of necessities for families, such as diapers, brochures, a coloring book, a first aid kit, and even a notepad to write down important information, which can be easily forgotten in the middle of the chaos.

SERVPRO is

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