A Broken Rose Organization for Battered Women and Children
A Broken Rose Organization will provide a variety of resources for the women and children to help them lead a more positive and a more fulfilling life without having to deal with the many forms of abuse that comes with the act of domestic violence.
Our ultimate goal is for the women to learn, grow, and raise their children in a more positive environment until the time comes for them to establish being on their own, without needing assistance from their abusers. A Broken Rose Organization is going to work with a variety of housing organizations to assist our women and their children to be in their own home, such as HUD, Habitat for Community and so forth.
Host Teresa Wilke talks with Romona Harris of A Broken Rose Organization about their work with Women and Children who are moving out of domestic violence and what they need from our listeners to help them in their mission.
Jennifer Miller – KCMOPD Victim Services Specialist
The Victim Services Program within the Kansas City, Missouri Police Department was established in 1993. The goals of the program are:
– To reduce the psychological shock and trauma a victim of violent of crime may suffer by lending support to victims and/or their families following a violent crime. Numerous studies have shown that if a victim receives help at the time of the crisis or shortly thereafter, the psychological trauma can be greatly reduced, thus speeding recovery and a return to normalcy.
– To provide information regarding financial assistance with medical and/or funeral expenses via the Missouri Crime Victim Compensation program.
– To provide support and assist victims after the initial crisis with referrals to social service agencies and counseling services, an explanation of victim rights per RSMo 595, and (when appropriate) provide information regarding the status of the investigation.
What Is Offered
Assistance in filing for Crime Victim Compensation, Referrals to counseling services, Referrals to community/social service agencies, Referrals to shelters (domestic violence and homeless), and Answers about case status and the legal process.
Host Melvin Merritt talks with Jennifer Miller, a victim services specialist with the KCMOPD about her job, the resources available both public and private and her involvement with the group Parents of Murdered Children.
Phone Numbers –
Violent Crimes Division 816-234-5200
Homicide Unit Commander 816-234-5209
Jennifer Miller, cell – 816-213-8310