Justice For Homicide Victims
We help victims of homicide restore their lives!
WHO WE ARE?
Justice for Homicide Victims (JHV) is a 501©3 non-profit organization established in 1984 and run entirely by volunteers. We believe that the scales of justice have gradually become weighted in favor of the accused, leaving the victim with little or no rights or representation. We are based in the Los Angeles, California community. We hold monthly meeting on the 2nd Thursday of each month. If you would like more information regarding our meetings, please email us at JHVinfo@gmail.com
WHAT WE DO?
We provide support in dealing with the pain and suffering associated with the homicide, when the survivors are usually totally misunderstood by their friends and relatives. JHV provides support for victims who fight for their rights. Help in coping with a complex legal system and law enforcement officials by providing an understanding of their role in the criminal justice system. We provide counseling and referrals to appropriate agencies set up by the state and county to give various forms of assistance including financial assistance as warranted. Knowledgeable advice and involvement in the arraignment, preliminary hearing and the trial of the accused with members attending sessions whenever possible. JHV also assists in gathering data for parole hearings. JHV conducts periodic seminars that help explain Victim Rights and what to expect throughout the legal process. Law enforcement, District Attorney staff, victim advocates and other professionals participate and assist victims of crime to understand their rights.
WE NEED YOU!
Our work in carried out by individuals who have experienced the trauma of homicide. To keep our services viable, we need the community’s help.
“Justice will be served only when those who are not injured by crime feel as indignant as those who are.” – Solon
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