"In the past five years in Milwaukee, 594 people have been killed in homicides — leaving at least 6,000 close relatives behind to grieve. Those remaining — often described as 'homicide survivors' or 'co-victims' — must grapple with elevated health risks, the criminal justice system, social stigma and finding support."
Tanja Dixon knows firsthand how homicide can impact families. Ashley Luthern with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel wrote about Tanja's experience with grief after her son, Anthony Daniels, was murdered. A month after Anthony's death, Tanja found comfort with Project Ujima, a growing team based at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin that works with homicide survivors. The article details the challenges that families, like Tanja's, face after homicide and the support that helps them face those challenges.
Read the full story in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.