All posts tagged: Survivors

New Book Release by Dennis N. Griffin: SURVIVORS

  Survivors combines investigative journalism and real cases by investigators and families to highlight the growing number of unsolved cases, issues with police transparency, and cases where corruption interrupts due diligence. AlyBlue Media announces the release of a startling new book by retired investigator and award-winning author Dennis N. Griffin. According to, the national clearance rate for homicide today is 64.1%. Fifty years ago, it was more than 90%. Survivors brings systemic issues to the forefront along with strategies of how constituencies can work together to reduce this statistic and give families hope for resolution. “Survivors serves to expose the shortcomings in our justice system,” states Larry Young. His daughter Molly died in 2012 from a gunshot wound in the apartment of her boyfriend, who was a police dispatcher at the time. Molly’s case has riveted a nation frustrated with police transparency and difficulty obtaining documents related to investigations. “Survivors depicts the dire need for improved and innovative investigative strategies,” states Dr. Sarah Stein, an expert on the Missing White Woman Syndrome and co-founder for …

Save The Date: “The Many Faces of Survivors” Melanie Rieger Memorial Conference

SAVE THE DATE The 15th Annual Melanie Ilene Rieger Memorial Conference: June 22-23, 2011 Central Connecticut State University 1615 Stanley Street New Britain, CT 06050 THEME: “The Many Faces of Survivors” Among scheduled speakers are: Robert Bryant: Presenting “All For One & One For All: Buildings Safer Communities for Children” RACHEL LLOYD: Speaking on “American Victims of Sex Trafficking” CHIP ST. CLAIR: “The Butterfly Garden: Using Art & Music to Heal Abused & Neglected Children” Many national & state crime victims and survivors will speak on their tragedies and how they survived to accomplish some amazing deeds in support of other crime victims & survivors. Projected Audience: social workers, educators & students, crime victims, advocates and those in correction, law enforcement and criminal justice. REGISTRATION FORMS: will be mailed late March, early April. Registration forms will be available on this website as well. CEU’s and CEC’s will be awarded. ** If you are on our mailing list, it is not necessary for you to contact us ** FOR INFORMATION: Contact Dr. Sam Rieger through the contact form FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT THE …

Lyn Twyman Welcomes Portia Shipman to Courage Empowerment Forum!

The young life of Sherri Denese Jackson was cut short in late 2006 at the age of 27. Four years later, her memory lives on. In this week’s episode of Lyn Twyman’s Courage Empowerment Forum, her featured guest will be Portia Shipman, founder and executive director of the Sherri Denese Jackson Foundation (SDJF). SDJF is an organization that serves domestic violence victims in Greensboro, NC. This show will discuss the life of Sherri Jackson, a murder victim of domestic violence, and what SDJF is doing in their local community to help survivors not become victims. Tune in Tuesday, December 28th at 9 PM eastern for this great interview! Go to the link and listen live every Tuesday night!