One of the first community partnerships Rozzie Bound formed was with the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute, a highly respected non-profit that serves as “a center of healing, teaching, and learning for families and communities impacted by murder, trauma, grief, and loss.” The Peace Institute offers the following to community-based organizations, providers, city and state agencies, faith leaders, educators, other public health, public safety and mental health officials, and institutional stakeholders:

  • Training on every aspect of coordinated, consistent and compassionate homicide response, both in the immediate aftermath and over the long-term;
  • Technical assistance on creating equitable and effective homicide response protocols, increasing inter-agency collaboration, establishing and maintaining survivors and providers networks, working with Victim Compensation locally and nationally, and improving cultural competence to respond to the diverse population of homicide victim survivors;
  • Evaluation of current practices and protocols with recommendations to improve; and
  • Publications available for purchase.

In FY 2020, Rozzie Bound donated all proceeds from our Racial Justice Bookshelf to the Peace Institute, over $700 in total. This shelf was initially created to offer books being read by local organizations doing anti-racism work such as Roslindale IS for Everyone (RISE)Friends of the Roslindale Branch LibraryFirst Church in Jamaica Plain, Unitarian Universalist.

This year, we are walking in the Mother’s Day Walk for Peace with the goal of raising $750. Please click here to make a donation. We also invite you to participate in LDBPI’s 25 Days of Walking and their live broadcast event being held on May 9th at 9:00 am.

You can also follow the Institute on Twitter @LDBpeaceInst and on Facebook. Finally, you can learn more about their work by reading, Always in my Heart: A Workbook for Grieving Children by Clementine Chery, which is available for purchase on Lulu.