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Our Voices: Advocacy

Recent Supreme Court Decisions

In June, the Supreme Court refused to grant appeals to two separate cases involving the September 11th community. Because of our focus here at VOICES, we were interested in providing more in-depth coverage of the Supreme Court decisions. Having taken some law classes at Loyola and hoping to attend law school in the near future, I volunteered to research these cases more thoroughly. I have included a summary of the cases below.

Our Debt to Ray Kelly

At our recent gala, Building Bridges award recipient, Ray Kelly told the audience that “with good police work and a little bit of luck, we were able to stop 16 planned terrorist attacks since 9/11/01.”  I think that I was not alone in the audience in thinking, “oh my, was it that many?”  It reminds us that we only learn about a small percentage of the operations of the police department. 

A Little Child Shall Lead Them

Mrs. Fitzpatrick’s Third Grade class has a special message to the children of Newtown: “Heroes don’t look like they used to. They look like you do.” The children starred in a video produced by their teacher and featuring the song, “Nothing More” by the Bridgeport, CT band, “The Alternate Routes.” As the children enjoy school in their classroom, they illustrate the theme of the song.

VOICES Provides Support Services

VOICES Staff Provides Support Services Including: Assessments, Support Groups, Referrals, Commemorative Events, Workshops.

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