All posts tagged: crime victims rights

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. 

Shattered Lives Radio: Five Years and Counting

Five years ago Shattered Lives host Donna R. Gore was inspired by Crime Wire hosts, Dennis Griffin and Susan Murphy Milano to begin her very own podcast to record interviews with guests who could speak to the aftermath of crime, it’s victims, and resources to help the survivors. Over the span of 5 years Shattered Lives has featured many expert guests and touched on a multitude of topics, often showcasing the resilience of the human spirit. In the beginning The original Shattered Lives podcasts were 30 minute interviews with the following 7 episodes: Sgt. Mark Vanau on Elder Abuse Janice Smolinski on her missing son, Billy Smolinski Wanda and Sam Reiger on Resilience after Devastation Robin Kraemer of Interval House Robert Rahn and Kim Anklin Private Investigator of Management Resources of NY Attorney Michelle Cruz on Victim Advocacy Dr. Laurie Roth on recovering from brain injury and returning to the airwaves Finding that 30 minutes was not enough time to convey important information, Shattered Lives moved to the Inside Lenz Network joining other …

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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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Crime Wire: Attorney Michelle Cruz Talks about Crime Victims’ Rights

You can hear Crime Wire   Tuesdays at 7 p.m. Eastern.  Please visit our Crime Wire Website. Together we can make a difference. LISTEN LIVE: CLICK HERE or listen to the Podcast at anytime Yes, a new look, a new host, but the same quality show! Over the years Crime Wire has presented many, many cases of unsolved homicides, missing persons, and all other types of crime. Along with each of these crimes comes surviving victims, family members, children, and friends, and most are still working to find justice. While seeking justice, or grieving for a lost loved one, there are an abundance of rights available the surviving crime victims. Most of them they know nothing about, and others are either misinterpreted or not enforced by those close to the cases who are in a position to do so. If you are a surviving crime victim and have questions about your rights as a victim for Michelle Cruz, CALL IN to the show or ask in the interactive chat!   646-478-0982 Attorney Michelle Cruz was appointed by Governor M. Jodi …

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Who Pays Attention to the Rights of Crime Victims? LadyJustice!

Like the energizer bunny, Donna R. Gore is hard to keep up with at times, nothing stands in the way of her passions and missions. Donna knows about the aftermath of crime from the inside;  her beloved father was gunned down by a career criminal who set out to rob him. He got away with $35 and Donald Gore lost his life. Donna went on to achieve many things in her life, achievements her father would have been proud to share in, but those opportunities were lost forever. 34 years later LadyJustice (Donna’s alias) learned that the person who murdered her father was coming up for parole, a day she and her family thought would bypass them when told after the trial and conviction that “this guy will never get out.”  That was not to be and the date they had to face the perpetrator loomed ahead. Not one to sit on the sidelines and allow things to happen haphazardly, Donna was proactive in finding out everything she needed to know before the date of …