Serving Survivors of Homicide Victims During Cold Case Investigations


The National Sheriffs’ Association, Justice Solutions, and the National Organization of Parents Of Murdered Children have partnered to develop a protocol on how law enforcement agencies can best serve survivors of homicide victims during cold case investigations. This Project is funded by the Office for Victims of Crime, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. To help inform development of the protocol, the Project is surveying law enforcement agencies to collect information on how they handle cold case investigations. The 15 minute survey can be accessed at If you are not with a law enforcement agency but know of an agency that handles cold case investigations, please forward this announcement to the appropriate person at that agency and encourage them to complete the survey.