Today, September 25th, marks the annual observance of National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims. This day honors the memory of homicide victims and acknowledges the resulting long-term trauma for their families, communities, and the nation.
Every April in communities across the U.S., crime victims, victim advocates, criminal justice professionals and the general public commemorate National Crime Victims’ Rights Week. For 30 years Texas has been a leader in the victims’ rights movement. Next week, communities across the state will be observing National Crime Victims’ Rights Week with vigils and other types of events.
Today, September 25th, marks the fifth annual observance of National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims. This day honors the memory of homicide victims and acknowledges the resulting long-term trauma for their families, communities, and the nation. In the words of J.B. Van Hollen, the Attorney General for Wisconsin: The National Day of Remembrance for Murder […]
On Tuesday, March 29, 2011 the Texas House Criminal Jurisprudence Committee will hold a public hearing on House Bill (HB) 819, which calls for the repeal of the death penalty in Texas. The hearing will take place at the State Capitol in the John H. Reagan Building (JHR) 120 and is likely to convene at 1:00 PM. TCADP has arranged for an exceptional line-up of witnesses to testify in support of the bill.
This past March, when a sentence of Life Without the Possibility of Parole (LWOP) was given to the killer of Viola Barrios, one chapter of the tragedy for the Barrios family ended. Sadly, the Barrios family finds themselves in the news again as candidates for Bexar County District Attorney vie for their support in the […]
On Tuesday, September 28th, 7 PM, at St. John’s United Methodist Church, 2140 Allandale Road, Austin there will be a panel discussion about capital punishment featuring three individuals who view it from very different and unique perspectives.
TCADP coalition partner Murder Victims’ Families for Reconciliation (MVFR) seeks to hire a National/Texas Organizer. This person will be based in Texas and will work closely with TCADP to reach out to murder victims’ family members and build bridges with the broader victims’ community.Please see below for the job description; feel free to distribute this […]