Why We Are Here
To support persons who survive the violent death of someone close as they seek to recover.
To provide contact with similarly bereaved persons and to establish self-help groups that meet regularly.
To provide information about the grieving process and the criminal justice system as they pertain to survivors of a homicide victim.
To communicate with professionals in the support fields about the problems experienced by those surviving a homicide victim.
To increase society’s awareness of these problems. POMC
The Valley of the Sun Chapter of Parents Of Murdered Children provides a speakers bureau and also an impact panel to various organizations. We speak to Impact of Crime on Victim (ICVC) classes in Arizona prisons. We also work closely with the Valley Police Departments, parole Boards and Officers, Attorney General’s Office, and other victim organizations in the Phoenix area.
We provide court accompaniment when requested and for out of town members attending trial in the area.
We have a Memorial Bench and Tree planted at the State Capitol and recently added 16″ X 24″ Stepping Stones to the memorial in memory of our loved ones.