All posts tagged: Janice Smolinski

Donna R. Gore, LadyJustice,Shattered Lives,ImaginePublicity

Shattered Lives with Donna R. Gore: Janice Smolinski, My Son is Missing

SHATTERED LIVES with Donna R. Gore, “LadyJustice” Examining the effects of those who have survived violent crime and how it has impacted their lives. Real people, real tragedy, real help. Saturdays at 5pm ET Listen LIVE:  CLICK HERE In 2004, Billy Smolinski disappeared under suspicious circumstances. If everything could go wrong in the investigation of his disappearance, it did. From the initial missing persons report, the Smolinski family has hit every roadblock possible in the effort to find their son. Janice Smolinski has tirelessly continued to fight the uphill battle, through searches, through tips and clues, getting arrested and pioneering “Billy’s Law” that will help save other families from her experience. Website: justice4billy.com SHATTERED LIVES broadcasts live every Saturday at 5pm ET, but if you can’t make the live show you can always listen to the archives at the  link at your convenience. CLICK HERE

Crime Wire Welcomes Mother of Missing Billy Smolinski, Janice Smolinski

Tuesday, August 23, 9pm ET Listen LIVE: http://blogtalkradio.com/crimewire Please visit our Crime Wire Website. Together we can make a difference. MISSING BILLY SMOLINSKI AND “BILLY’S LAW”  In August 2004, Billy Smolinski, a 31 year old resident of Waterbury, CT went missing. His family had difficulty in getting the attention of the Waterbury Police to investigate Billy’s mysterious disappearance. Waterbury Police told the family they had to wait 3 days to file a missing person report. By all indications, Billy was murdered and his body buried. Billy’s family agonized over the delayed police response and began lobbying to change police procedures associated with missing person cases. Recently, the State of Connecticut passed Missing Person Legislation that will remedy the Smolinski family’s experience and alter police procedures and training regarding missing persons. Billy’s Law goes into effect this fall. Billy’s mother, Janice Smolinski, joins the Crime Wire Team to share her son’s story and talk about her legislative efforts. Second Segment TULSA POLICE AND CRISIS INTERVENTION Earlier this month, the nation focused its attention on Tulsa, Oklahoma where the Tulsa …

Janice Smolinski Guest on The Roth Show

On August 24, 2004, life changed for the Smolinski family, never to be the same again.  That was the day their son, William (Billy) Smolinski disappeared.  (website http://justice4billy.com) Since that fateful day, the scenarios of what could have happened to Billy are played out daily in the minds of his parents, Janice and Bill.  However, they did not just sit idly by and wait for him to come home, although that’s what authorities would have liked.  They became vocal and quite proactive in their search for him, posting flyers, entering information into databases and registering his case with missing persons organizations. According to Jan Smolinski, anything and everything that could have gone wrong with the investigation into the vanishing of her son, did.  Rather than take it lying down, they persevere, every day since Billy has been gone, their search is a part of the new reality of their lives. Even after being arrested, fingerprinted and thrown in jail, Jan did not become complacent.  As a mother of a missing son, there is no time for …

The Help Find the Missing Act (Billy’s Law) Must Be Passed, Why?

In order to better serve families of missing persons, The Help Find the Missing Act (Billy’s Law) was initiated by the mother of missing Billy Smolinski, Jan Smolinski.  Billy’s Law was quickly and unanimously passed through the House of Representatives and is now in the Senate.  We need EVERYONE to move quickly to contact the 2 Senators of your home state and all of the Senators on the Senate Judiciary Committee to support and back this bill which will be of benefit to all families of missing persons. What will Billy’s Law do?  It will create incentives for all law enforcement agencies, medical examiners and coroners to be trained in how to properly process all missing persons cases,  as well as enter the data into the NamUs system which was created by the Dept. of Justice. The bill would authorize the sharing of information from the National Crime Information Center database to the NamUs database, therefore, increasing the number of case resolutions and potentially bringing answers to families of missing persons all across our country. …

ImaginePublicity Endorses Bill For Missing Persons

Every year tens of thousands of Americans go missing, never to be seen by their loved ones again. At the same time, there are also an estimated 40,000 sets of unidentified human remains that are being held or disposed of across the country. Sadly, because of gaps in the nation’s missing persons systems, missing persons and unidentified remains are rarely matched. Help Find the Missing Act is an effort to fix these problems and bring closure to the loved ones of the missing. This legislation is named after Billy Smolinski of Waterbury, Connecticut who went missing on August 24, 2004 at the age of 31. Billy’s family knows all-too-well the systemic challenges in trying to find the missing. They quickly learned that while federal law mandates law enforcement report missing children, there are no such requirements for adults – or unidentified bodies. Compounding this problem is the fact that local law enforcement agencies, medical examiners, and coroners, often don’t have the resources or training to voluntarily report these cases. Finally, even when missing adults and …