With the holidays coming up, survivors of homicide victims are taking a moment to remember their loved ones and give back to the community.
For the 18th year in a row, the Louis Brown Peace Institute hosts Survivors of Homicide Victims Awareness Month.
This month provides an opportunity to educate the public and influence policymakers on ways to improve peace-building efforts across the Commonwealth.
Survivors of homicide victims face many challenges that come with an unexpected death. Organizations like the Louis Brown Peace Institute step up to provide tools, training, and technical assistance during times of need.
The ceremony was emotional but all of the participants cherished the goal of finding strength through the community of homicide victim survivors.
Massachusetts was the first state in the country to dedicate an entire month to homicide victim survivors, and events will continue to take place across the Commonwealth until December 20.