MVFHR members Vicki Schieber and Cathy Crino are among those participating this week in Beyond Repair: True Stories of Illinois' Death Penalty, a speaking tour organized by the Illinois Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty. The Coalition says, "This educational event will reveal stories of redemption, forgiveness, and betrayal from those personally affected by the death penalty. It is part of a two-week suburban speaking tour aimed at revisiting the issue of the death penalty ten years after the moratorium."
Also this week, MVFHR program staff member Kate Lowenstein is at the National Center for Victims of Crime conference in New Orleans. This gathering "will bring together victim service providers and advocates, law enforcement officials, researchers, educators, and allied professionals from around the country to share best practices, forge new collaborations, and enhance resources, policies, and services for crime victims."