Tue Oct 19, 2010
6 pm to 8:30 pm
Panel discussion by parents whose children have been murdered and their experiences as victims and with the criminal justice system..
A father who lost a toddler to suspected child abuse and family members of a victim of a drunken driver will participate in a panel discussion at the SHSU’s College of Criminal Justice on Oct. 19.
The event, hosted by the Victim Studies Committee and facilitated by Dr. Raymond Teske, will feature members of Parents of Murdered Children, a self-help group dedicated to helping the family and friends of those who have lost their lives to violence.
The speakers will discuss their experiences as victims and with the criminal justice system.
The event will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Hazel B. Kerper Courtroom in the Criminal Justice Center. The presentation will be followed by a question and answer period, and refreshments will be served on the lobby of the center.
The Parents of Murdered Children is a non-profit, self-help organization designed to provide support and assistance to all survivors of homicide victims, while working to create a world free of murder. POMC helps survivors deal with acute grief.
The Houston Chapter of POMC was formed in 1981. They have been active in the Victim's Rights Campaign for many years. They also provide Victim Impact Panels and Court Accompaniment.