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Donna Gore Speaks to CT Survivors of Homicide Support Group

On Tuesday, August 16, 2016, Donna R. Gore gives a presentation to the Survivors of Homicide support group in Southington, CT. She will be speaking to the group about her newly published book for the Grief Diaries series, Surviving Loss by Homicide. There will be a book signing after the presentation. Invited to write the foreword for Surviving Loss by Homicide by Grief Diaries creator and author, Lynda Cheldelin Fell, Donna Gore introduces readers to the sorrow experienced when losing a loved one suddenly to violent crime. She explains to readers the reality of being a victim, as well as the importance of care, kindness, compassion, and resiliency. Event Details: When: Tuesday, August 16, at 7pm EST Where: Southington Care Center, 45 Meriden Ave.,Southington, CT. Sponsor: Survivors of Homicide As a founding member of the CT Survivors of Homicide in 1983, Donna Gore and other families  were trying to cope with the murder of a family member or someone else close to them. They met to support each other and to share information about the criminal justice …

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Donna R. Gore Releases First Book for Grief Diaries

Donna R. Gore joins the ranks as a published author with the release of the Grief Diaries anthology, Surviving Loss by Homicide. “Filled with answers to poignant questions, each writer shares insight into the process of coping with a violent tragedy, and play a vital role in surrounding readers with warmth and comfort as they seek understanding and healing in the aftermath of their own loss.” Invited to write the foreword for Surviving Loss by Homicide by Grief Diaries creator and author, Lynda Cheldelin Fell, she introduces readers to the sorrow experienced when losing a loved one suddenly to violent crime. She explains to readers the reality of being a victim, as well as the importance of care, kindness, compassion, and resiliency. Considered a pioneer in the field of inspirational hope in the aftermath of loss, Grief Diaries author Lynda Cheldelin Fell has a passion for groundbreaking projects that create a legacy of help, healing, and hope while highlighting the power of human resiliency. She is the creator of the book series Grief Diaries, board …

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Donna Gore’s Podcast Featured on State of Connecticut Website

On May 14, 2016, Shattered Lives Radio featured guests discussing three missing young girls from Tolland County in the state of Connecticut. The three girls have been missing since the late 1960’s, early 70’s. Appearing on the episode were family members and investigators who updated listeners on their latest efforts to solve the cases and return the girls to their families. The podcast was subsequently included with information about the cases in the Division of Criminal Justice section of the State of Connecticut website. Read on website: Tolland County Cold Case Squad Host of Shattered Lives, Donna R. Gore, is also a State Outreach Coordinator for Wilmington, NC based CUE Center for Missing Persons. She spent several months coordinating the guests and information for the episode. The discussion surrounding each case related details that are known, and the fact that there is no physical evidence available in any of the cases that would give investigators new leads. Listen to Podcast: Shattered Lives Radio Shattered Lives Radio Guests: Daniel Cargill- Retired Ct State Trooper; Lead Cold Case …

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Victim Impact Statement Assistance with Donna R. Gore

  One of the remaining avenues for crime victims to have a voice within the courts is through victim impact statements. Victim impact statements are usually read after trial as a way to get into the record the impact of the crime on the victims along with their friends and families. Donna R. Gore , “LadyJustice,” has first hand experience with the reality of preparing a victim impact statement when her father was murdered and the killer was convicted. She writes on her site: In 1987, Ladyjustice’s victim impact statement would not have won the Pulitzer Prize for journalism….But, it was from the heart.  Looking back now, LJ could have crafted something different…if the emotions hadn’t gotten in the way.  And that is the point.  Having emotions interjected into the narrative and/or verbal presentation is a double-edged sword…  On the one hand, the judge, the attorneys, the defendant and the families need to hear the emotion to understand and to validate the tremendously negative changes in their quality of life and the realities of the situation …

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Shattered Lives: Don’t Trash Your Baby, CT Safe Haven Law

Unwanted children are too often innocent victims of parents who bring them into the world without the skills to raise them. We’ve seen too many criminal incidents surrounding the issue of abandoned babies and Connecticut, as well as other states, are doing all they can to save the lives of unwanted babies through Safe Haven laws. According to Shattered Lives Radio host Donna Gore’s recent article, The Best Kept Secret: The Crime of Abandoned Babies: “….infants 30 days old or younger can be brought to a Safe Haven (defined as any hospital emergency department). A nurse will meet the parent in a private room to obtain medical history (if the parent choses). Parental rights will be terminated in order for the baby to be adopted, and they will be given a packet from DCF. DCF will assume immediate custody of the infant. If the parent changes her/his mind, it is recommended that they immediately contact DCF and apply for legal representation.” Shattered Lives Radio discusses the efforts of those in Connecticut who are trying to bring more awareness to their state’s Safe …