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Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announces new program to aid crime survivors

For Immediate Release

March 27, 2018

Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announces new program -- Caring for Crime Survivors -- to aid the victims of crime, especially gun violence.

Baker announced the new program at a press conference today at 9:30 a.m. Partners in the new program include the Ad Hoc Group Against Crime and Jackson County COMBAT. Baker and representatives of those agencies addressed the media in the lobby of the Jackson County Prosecutor's Office in Downtown Kansas City..

Caring for Crime Survivors, initiated by the Jackson County Prosecutor's Office, will place a special emphasis on gun violence victims. The program is intended to help the survivors of crime and possibly build better relations between law enforcement, the criminal justice system and the victims of crime.

"This program will place an emphasis on helping crime survivors," Baker said. "We are doing it before a case is filed and even if a case is never filed."

Too often,  Baker explained, the witnesses of violent acts, including shootings, have little support. As a result, some of these victims may believe that the system doesn't work for them and it offers them no comfort. Baker said she hopes this program sends a new message to those victims of crime.

For more information, contact:

Michael Mansur

Director of Communication

Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office

Jean Peters Baker, Prosecutor

Work   : (816) 881-3812

Mobile: (816) 674-3954

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