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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 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...

Profiles in Justice: Assistant District Attorney Katherine Ernst

Assistant District Attorney Katherine Ernst’s journey to becoming a prosecutor in the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office Federal Habeus Unit earlier this year started with a rather unlikely subject: Horses. “The actual reason I decided to go to law school was that my father was a lawyer,...