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Review for Maryland Crime Victims' Resource Center, Inc, Upper Marlboro, MD, USA

Rating: 5 stars   Featured Review

My name is Oliver Smith. I first came in contact with the Maryland Crime Victims Resource Center, Inc. (MCVRC) about fifteen years ago after the death of our only son, Oliver Smith Jr. Oliver was a Police Officer for the Washington D.C. Metropolitan Police Department.

Our son had just ended his tour of duty and was on his way home. Oliver stopped to use an ATM machine to get some gas. Three men had decided to follow him and rob him. The men stopped him at his doorstep, found his badge and gun and murdered our son because" he was a COP".

The three men were caught, convicted and sentenced to life in prison. This has been an ordeal that has lasted for fifteen years and still counting. We have been in Court with these three men at least ten times since they were convicted. However, we were never alone. MCVRC has been with us each time, provided us with a means to
share with folks "just like us" ….people who truly "Know how we feel" not someone who can only imagine what we feel. MCVRC has been the foundation for us in finding "Our New Normal."

I met a fellow survivor who shared a short story with me. He met a child who said, anyone can tell you how many seeds are in an apple, but how many trees are in a seed? For thirty years the Maryland Crime Victims Resource Center has planted thousands of seeds of hope with information to know your rights as a victim of a crime and the path to becoming a "survivor" and the difference between the two. One can only imagine how many victims can now stand as strong and tall as a mighty tree and bear fruit because of this wonderful organization.

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