The community and families of 2012 homicide victims in Kansas City, Kan., will have the opportunity to remember their lost loved ones with a candlelight memorial on Monday, April 22.
Friends of Yates, Inc.’s C.A.C.E. (Crime Awareness Coordinating Effort) program and co–sponsors, the District Attorney’s Victim Assistance Program and Kansas City, Kan., Police Department Victim Services, will hold its 14th Annual Memorial and Candle Lighting Service, in recognition of Crime Victims’ Rights Week.
This event will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. at Forest Grove Baptist Church, where Desmond Lamb is pastor, 1417 N. 9th St., Kansas City, Kan.
The Crime Awareness Coordinating Effort (C.A.C.E) was developed after the death of a 10-year-old girl in Kansas City, Kan. This tragic event created great concern throughout the Kansas City, Kan., community.
On Tuesday, Oct. 27, 1998, a community forum was called by Friends of Yates, Inc. and members of the Baptist Ministers Union to bring together citizens, businesses, law enforcement agencies, community leaders, and all those concerned about crime and how it affects the Kansas City, Kan., community. Through Friends of Yates Inc., a collaborative partnership was formed and became known as the Crime Awareness Coordinating Effort (C.A.C.E).
This year’s C.A.C.E. memorial service will remember the 24 victims of the tragic homicides which occurred in Wyandotte County in 2012. The theme for this year is “New Challenges. New Solutions.”
The program will begin with a light dinner at 5 p.m. followed by the memorial service program, which will start promptly at 6:30 p.m. The confirmed program guests for this year include District Attorney Jerome Gorman, Kansas City, Kan., Police Chief Rick Armstrong, Sheriff Don Ash and U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom.
This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Arica Roland, 913-321-1566 or email at email@example.com.