Crime and Safety Resources

Safety

Gavin De Becker

Gavin, has long been my inspiration. He is the foremost expert on safety and protection and is not afraid to talk about intuition and instincts in the safety equation. Spend time on his website because there are hours of valuable safety resources available, including child safety articles. His book “The Gift of Fear” is a must read for every woman. The Child Safety page is also fantastic.. Get your copy here.  I highly recommend this book.

Grief

David Kessler

Because love never dies. This is the most thorough and beautiful resource on grief that I have ever seen. The section on what to say and not to say to someone in grief should be required reading. David even has a rare section on the grieving process for those who have had a loved one taken away by violence.
His powerful book on grief is here.
Project Search for Hope Project Search is Pam’s non-profit missing persons foundation. Pam launched PSH after discovering that most missing person searches come to a sad halt when police resources run out and viable search areas become difficult to identify. Teaming together experienced investigators, search and recovery experts and trained and certified viewers, Project Search injects new energy into stalled missing person cases.

Citizens Against Homicide

Founded by Jane Alexander, better known as Citizen Jane. The Crime Victims Assistance Network Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Jane Alexander of Citizens Against Homicide For Outstanding Service to Victims of Crime, Unfaltering Commitment to Bringing Criminals to Justice and Dedication to Keeping Dangerous Felons Behind Bars – 2009. You cannot prepare for the event that makes you a victim. You can only react. You need to know how to deal with the subsequent trial, sentencing and parole hearing. We help you take action to protect your interests. Two of Project Search for Hope’s victim’s advocates are also an integral part of CAH.
Get the entire story here.

Innocence Project

We have a legal system, but not necessarily a justice system. Sometimes the system fails tragically. The Innocence Project is a national litigation and public policy organization dedicated to the exoneration of wrongfully convicted individuals through DNA testing and reforming the criminal justice system to prevent further injustice.

National Center for Missing & Exploited Children

The first place to go if you have a child missing, want to learn about child safety, or need to report suspicious behavior and possible sightings.

A must read for those who are seriously interested in missing children investigations.

NamUs

This is one of the most exciting new tools for those of us in the missing persons field. NamUs is a national centralized repository and resource center for missing persons and unidentified decedent records. NamUs is a free online system that can be searched by medical examiners, coroners, law enforcement and the general public from all over the country in hopes of resolving these cases.