Remembering the True Victims

 

 

Remembering the True Victims, Inc. (RTTV)

Remembering the True Victims, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit.  Their mission is advocating, through public awareness and education, for victims of crime while never losing focus that those victims are the only "true victims."  This is done by providing heightened awareness of the far reaching effects of crime.  RTTV's history dates back to 1997 and they were "officially" established with their non-profit status in 2001.  In 2006 RTTV went coastal by speaking in correctional facilities on both the east and west coasts.

Press Coverage During April 2008 Presentation 

"If there is no victim - there is no crime"©

Thank you to the following corporate sponsor

Original SWAT

Awareness BraceletAwareness is having knowledge or perception of a situation or fact. The fact is, there are no “victimless” crimes; without a victim, a crime has not been committed.  For more information CLICK HERE.

To obtain an awareness bracelet send $3.00 along with your name and address to:

Remembering the True Victims
PO Box 6878
Silver Spring, MD 20916-6878

Remembering the True Victims, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit. Your donation is tax deductible as fully provided for in the Internal Revenue Code.

Remembering the True Victims' LogoWhat Inspired the Beginning of RTTV 

Remembering the True Victims' LogoMaking a Donation

Remembering the True Victims' LogoList of Clients and Presentation History  updated November 2013

Remembering the True Victims' LogoMission, Purpose, Activities

Remembering the True Victims' LogoBoard of Directors

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Mission:

  • Advocate for victims of crime through public awareness and education
  • To never lose focus of the fact that those victims are the only "true victims"

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Purpose RTTV provides heightened awareness of the far reaching effect of crime. This is accomplished:

  • Through impact of crime classes, held in local, state and federal penal institutions, RTTV helps the offenders come to terms with the effect their crime has placed on the victim, the victim’s family, their own family and society.
  • Through training classes for new recruits into police departments and the criminal justice system, RTTV helps educate that crime has only one true victim but has a far reaching effect on mankind.
  • By offering information to the medical field RTTV assists in developing a clearer picture of the after effects of crime on a victim, along with more awareness into domestic violence.
  • RTTV’s web site (www.g-s-j.org) presents a realistic view of the impact of crime through the eyes of a victim.

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Activities:

  • Speaks in prisons, directly to the offenders (Impact of Crime Classes), describing the far reaching effect of crime; along with stressing that all of society becomes a victim of crime but always remembering there’s only one true victim.
  • Works with states and local jurisdictions in setting up impact of crime classes in their penal facilities.
  • Maintains a web site that will offer a true example of the far reaching effect of crime.
  • Is a center for resources to support groups, shelters, and provide assistance in the criminal justice system.
  • Participates, in the education process of new police officers, along with others in the criminal justice system to clarify the impact of crime.

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Board of Directors

RTTV's board is made up of individuals that are interested in seeing that ALL victims are recognized for the trauma they have experienced.  The board is comprised of:

President:  Pat Lupson
Vice-President:  Michael Honeycutt
Secretary/Treasurer:  Bette Kundert
Directors:  Richard Bright, Debbie Kempl, Frank L. Kollman, Esq., Brian Lupson and Warren Lupson
Intern:  Jessica Harris

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Grants and Honors Received

Remembering the True Victims (RTTV) has been honored with grants from:

  • The CORA & JOHN H. DAVIS FOUNDATION, Bethesda, MD
  • The WOMEN’S PEACEPOWER FOUNDATION, Dade County, FL
  • TOWSON UNIVERSITY (Corporate Video, 1st place; Best of Festival, 2nd place), Towson, MD

RTTV thanks these foundations for the validation given this non-profit.

RTTV has received the following honors from:

  • Montgomery Country, Maryland honors RTTV with a proclamation for their work.
  • RTTV HONORED by the American Correctional Association (ACA) of first place for the Remembering the True Victims' video.
  • On April 8, 2003 Patricia Lupson, President of Remembering the True Victims, was presented, by Mary Ann Saar, Secretary, State of Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services, an award in honor of her commitment and compassion as a victims' rights advocate!  Click for Maryland State issued press.

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Beginnings

To read the story that inspired the beginning of Remembering the True Victims you can click here.Gina, Shaun and Joshua

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Other Involvement

Involvement and/or membership by the Board of Directors of Remembering the True Victims, Inc. is held in the following organizations.                                          

American Corrections Association
Family Violence Prevention Fund
Maryland Association of Nonprofit Organizations
Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence
National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
National Network to End Domestic Violence
National Organization for Victim Assistance
National Organization of Parents of Murdered Children
Pennsylvania Office of the Victim Advocate
Silent Witness National Initiative

One or more Board of Directors hold positions on Maryland's Institutional Victim Advisory Panel, Maryland Victim's Advisory Board to Parole & Probation, the Victims Advisory Committee to the American Correctional Association plus being a member (one board member is currently serving and one board member previously served) to Montgomery County Victim's Advisory Board and the online support group Team Cares.

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Donations

Monetary donations to Remembering the True Victims are accepted.  They may be sent directly to Remembering the True Victims, PO Box 6878, Silver Spring, MD  20916-6878.  Remembering the True Victims, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit. Your donation is tax deductible as fully provided for in the Internal Revenue tax law. 

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Contact Information

For more information regarding RTTV e-mail by clicking  rmbrng@aol.com

Remembering the True Victims, Inc.
PO Box 6878
Silver Spring, MD  20916-6878

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