Jan 15, 2021

The Rev. Myra Maxwell, pastor of Trinity UMC in Philadelphia and director of District Attorney Larry Krasner CARES program that helps families of homicide victims, joined Krasner this week to announce that funding for the program had been renewed. 

The Crisis Assistance, Response and Engagement for Survivors program, known as CARES, provides direct support to families who have lost a loved one to homicide. With $1.2 million in new funding from the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency, it will continue for the next three years.

Krasner, who launched CARES in 2018, said the program was “absolutely critical” at a time when the homicide rate has spiked to a three-decade high. “We are in a moment when the community and all of law enforcement, victims and survivors, need as much help as they can possibly get” he said at a news conference on Monday at the Church of Christian Compassion in West PhiladelphiaLearn more…

Photo:  The Rev. Myra Maxwell, pastor of Trinity UMC in Philadelphia, joins District Attorney Larry Krasner to announce that funding has been renewed for the CARES program that she directs.  — Tribune Photo by Abdul R. Sulayman