Intent of Chapters with SOMS

Siblings of Murdered Siblings, Inc. is in the process of building a national Chapter network of sibling survivors to create healing communities and advocate for policies to help people impacted by the murder of a sibling or family member, and stop the re-victimization of survivors in the court process.

Our Chapters will offer opportunities for community and leadership development. Chapters will host trainings on legal policies and terminology, addressing the needs of survivors, sharing our stories and engaging in action for change. Chapters may also organize healing circles, community support events and opportunities for survivors to build connections and mutual support. Chapter coordinators will also have opportunities to engage in advocacy to advance criminal justice, restorative justice, and public safety policy reforms, in coordination with Siblings of Murdered Siblings, Inc.

SOMS Chapters will hold monthly meetings, provide support, advocacy and court accompaniment (where possible). SOMS Chapters may publish their own newsletters and design and implement special programs to meet the needs of survivors in their area.

Would you like to start a Chapter in your area?

If you are interested in starting a SOMS Chapter in your local area, use the form below to contact us, expressing your interest. Give the background on who you have lost and when the loss occurred. Include any information pending in your case. Please include your name, address, phone number and email address. We will send you an information packet. After reviewing the information, if you are still interested in starting a Chapter, you will be sent a link for a phone interview. Other information will be sent to you in order to complete the requirements for starting a Chapter.

Social Media Guidelines for Chapters:

We’ve assembled “best practice” guidelines from respected online and industry sources to help you use these forums effectively, protect your personal and professional reputation, and follow SOMS policies. These guidelines will apply whether you are writing on behalf of your Chapter or as an individual.

Please read these Social Media Guidelines before creating and maintaining blogs, social networks and websites on behalf of a SOMS Chapter.


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