Every 30 minutes, one family loses a loved one to murder.

In 2017, there were 17,284 murders in the US: one every 30 minutes. Since 1980, there have been more than 211,000 unsolved murders. For the hundreds of thousands, if not millions of Americans who have lost a loved one to murder, life is never the same. This is where HFA comes in.


Glenn Kirschner founded HFA after 30 years as a prosecutor, handling primarily homicides. He served as Deputy Chief/Chief of the D.C. U.S. Attorney’s Office Homicide Division, overseeing all murder prosecutions in Washington DC for a decade. Offering support to families of homicide victims, walking them through the process and ensuring their voices were heard became a central part of his mission as a prosecutor. However in his experience, supporting homicide families often seemed to take a back seat to managing the heavy caseloads and many other priorities and rigors of investigating and prosecuting murder cases.

Homicide Family Advocates exists to begin to fill the chasm between the information provided to homicide families and the advocacy, support and interfacing with the criminal justice system that they deserve.

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