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DAO CARES Newsletter – June 2022

The Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office Crisis Assistance, Response, & Engagement for Survivors (CARES) Unit, which provides trauma-informed support to co-victims of homicide, observes LGBTQIA+ Awareness Month in its June 2022 newsletter. Educate yourself and others about the epidemic of...

DAO Announces Murder Charges Following South Street Mass Shooting

PHILADELPHIA (June 9, 2022) – Following their apprehension on Thursday by U.S. Marshals in Norfolk, Virginia, the District Attorney’s Office will be charging two individuals with Murder for their roles in the fatal shootings of innocent bystanders during a mass shooting incident on South Street...

DAO CARES Newsletter – May 2022

The Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office Crisis Assistance, Response, & Engagement for Survivors (CARES) Unit, which provides trauma-informed support to co-victims of homicide, observes Mental Health Awareness Month in their May newsletter. Access mental health supports and learn about the...

Supporting LGBTQ+ Victims and Survivors at the DAO

By Kelly Burkhardt (she/her), Mary Doyle (she/her), and Tyler Tran (he/him) The Philadelphia LGBTQ+ community is struggling to find answers after the assault and death of a Black gay man at a popular gay bar, as queer, transgender, and nonbinary people are at higher risk of being victims of assault,...

DAO CARES Newsletter – April 2022

The Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office Crisis Assistance, Response, & Engagement for Survivors (CARES) Unit, which provides trauma-informed support to co-victims of homicide, shares important information for family members with unsolved homicide cases, and much more in their April...