Submitted by Sarah on Tue, 11/04/2014 - 12:45.
Last month, representatives from police, non-profits, prosecutors’ offices, mental health specialists, victim advocates, and more gathered to help launch the new Maryland Statewide Survivor Network. The network will help coordinate the various entities that provide services to families of homicide victims.
EJUSA Executive Director Shari Silberstein was on hand to participate in the launch and planning meeting, where participants shared perspectives, discussed the needs of the community, and started a conversation around shared goals and values.
“When EJUSA and our coalition partners ended the death penalty in Maryland, we also made a promise to the families of murder victims that we would advocate for better services for them,” said Silberstein. “It was so meaningful to be at the network meeting and see the results put into action.”