RESPOND TO HOMICIDE SCENES
We believe that family members should not have to stand alone at the homicide scene of their loved one. We are always on-call and ready to provide compassion, care, and support for grieving families. Immediately following the tragedy of a homicide, KC MIC is contacted by the Kansas City Missouri Police Department and dispatched to the homicide scenes. While police are securing the scene for proper investigation, KC MIC mothers provide trauma informed crisis counseling to family members of the victim. As mothers who have been through the pain having our children stolen, we understand the incredible importance of peer-support to families during their darkest moment.
We believe in celebrating the lives of our loved ones. KC MIC remembers and honors the lives of homicide victims through community vigils. When a community member
is lost to murder, the whole community suffers. KC MIC mothers conduct community vigils to empower families as they navigate their deep grief, anger, and pain. Mothers, family, and community members stand together in solidarity to demonstrate and declare to the Kansas City that violence is not tolerable.
We believe in breaking the status quo. We value community accountability and healing. KC MIC mothers challenge community members to speak the truth about criminal activity. Partnering with Kansas City Missouri Police Department detectives, mothers canvass neighborhoods gathering information and tips regarding homicides and violent crimes to help solve and bring cases to justice.
STRENGTHENING COMMUNITY SAFETY
Kansas City No Violence Alliance
We believe in collaborations and community partnerships. KC MIC is an integral partner of the Kansas City No Violence Alliance (KC NoVA). KC NoVA brings together the Kansas City Missouri Police Department, the Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office, the U.S. Attorney’s Office, the Mayor of Kansas City Missouri, the Missouri Board of Probation and Parole, the U.S. Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms (ATF), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the University of Missouri-Kansas City, and the Kansas City faith-community. KC MIC mothers are invited to speak and connect directly to community members at-risk individuals at KC NoVA’s quarterly call-ins. Call-Ins are violence prevention community gatherings organized to reach out to and offer services to community members at risk for committing violence or being victim to violence.