On 4/6/2016, I speak to the Criminal Justice students at Plymouth State University. It is a privilege to speak to those that will one day be our future in the judicial system in some way. I strive to impact them with Kathy’s story. I hope as they move forward in their lives they will always remember her and the fact that tragedy if survived, can be used to make positive changes.
I emphasize these three things.
- What you say and do will affect a victim’s family for the rest of their lives. In a positive or negative way.
- Murder follows a family and oftentimes a community for the rest of their lives. A few of the ways this happens is through grief, investigation, reactivations, trials, appeals, the media.
- You can make a difference. Don’t underestimate what one person can do. Don’t sit back and be a spectator, get involved. I don’t believe we are on this earth to serve self. Make laws, change laws, donate your time to a worthy cause. Be passionate, care about something!