All posts tagged: crime victim advocate

Donna Gore Launches Second Book in Grief Diaries Series

AlyBlue Media, publisher of the award-winning anthology series Grief Diaries announced the release of Victim Impact Statement. The anthology features 25 true crime stories and real impact statements read in court by loved ones searching for justice.

Donna R. Gore participated in writing Victim Impact Statement, her second book in the series following Loss by Homicide which was released in 2016. 

Poster B&N book signing

Barnes & Noble Myrtle Beach Welcomes New Author Donna R. Gore

On Saturday, September 10, 2016, from 1pm – 3pm EST, Donna R. Gore will meet readers and sign copies of her first book, Surviving Loss by Homicide from the series, Grief Diaries. The book event is sponsored by Barnes & Noble Myrtle Beach in Market Common at 3346 Reed St. Grief Diaries is a groundbreaking book series featuring true stories about real life experiences which often serve as a portable support group for others who share the same path. The series helps shed insight into the aftermath of the grieving experience. Invited to write the foreword, as well as the story of losing her father to 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 the reality of being a victim, as well as the importance of care, kindness, compassion, and resiliency. Grief Diaries is the result of heartfelt testimonials from a dedicated and loving group of people. By sharing their stories, the reader will find inspiration and …

Shattered Lives: Spotlight on Jessalyn Dorsey, Crime Victim Advocate

Listen to Shattered Lives Radio When a sudden tragedy occurs, like homicide, many surviving loved ones go on to do great things in memory of the one they lost. Jessalyn Dorsey is one such person. Executive Director of Crime Victims Advocacy Council in Atlanta, GA, Jessalyn Dorsey lost her only child in 1999 to a senseless murder during a teen party. Not only was she unprepared for such a loss, as any mother would be, the event was life changing. Often we see surviving victims who find the fortitude and courage to stand up and make changes in our system regarding crime victims. Jessalyn, through CVAC has taken the challenge and has given assistance to a growing population of victims who need help. Whether it be emotional support, or guidance through the justice system, CVAC provides much needed resources to community members facing a very uncertain and confusing time.  “CVAC is dedicated to preventing crime and assisting crime victims and their families and communities in Georgia through quality education, advocacy, counseling, and legislative initiatives,” says their …

The Roth Show Celebrates Andy Kahan’s 20 Years Advocating for Victims’ Rights

 Listen LIVE: Join Dr. Laurie Roth and Susan Murphy Milano each Wednesday BROADCASTING AT A NEW TIME!  8-9 Pacific, 11-12am Eastern “No one should be able to rob, rape and murder, and then turn around and make a buck off of it; it is blood money plain and simple.” —Andy Kahan, Victim Advocate Celebrating 20 years in the field of victims’ advocate in Houston, Texas, Andy Kahan has been in the forefront as the “gladiator” fighting for the rights of victims of some of the most heinous crimes. Murderabilia is a word coined by Houston Crime Victim Advocate Andy Kahan to describe the burgeoning industry in which high-profile murderers/serial killers peddle their personalized items via dealers on the Internet. Once an underground market, murderabilia was popularized by the internet, making it accessible to everyone. EBay was once the main conduit for buyers and sellers of murderabilia to ply their trade, however, after a 2-year campaign led by Victim Advocate Andy Kahan, eBay no longer allows the sale of murderabilia. Andy Kahan has had great success working with …