Murder Victims' Families for Reconciliation Executive Director Rev. Dr. Jack Sullivan was one of two people who spoke to the Joint Committee on Victim's Services at a meeting of the committee at the Statehouse in Columbus, Ohio. Sullivan stated, "one of the most helpful and hopeful signals ever sent regarding support for murder victims' families was the establishment of your committee," said Rev. Jack Sullivan Jr. Sullivan's sister Jennifer was murdered in 1997 in Cleveland. Her murder remains unsolved.
"I am amazed at the relatively few numbers of people who actually know you existed, how they may offer experiences, ideas and aspirations to help guide your work. During a meeting with Senator Coley earlier this year, I was impressed and delighted by his excitement over our proposal to study the services provided to murder victims' families and to enhance the state's efforts to serve their needs. I must also report that I was shocked to learn that this initiative was shut down."
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