P.O. Box 39603
Phoenix, Arizona 85069-9603
Why We Are Here
- To support persons
who survive the violent death of someone close as they seek to
- To provide contact with similarly bereaved persons
and to establish self-help groups that meet regularly.
To provide information about the grieving process and the
criminal justice system as they pertain to survivors of a homicide
- To communicate with professionals in the support fields
about the problems experienced by those surviving a homicide victim.
- To increase society's awareness of these problems.
The Valley of the Sun Chapter of Parents
Of Murdered Children provides a speakers bureau and also an impact
panel to various organizations. We speak to Impact of Crime on Victim
(ICVC) classes in Arizona prisons. We also work closely with the
Valley Police Departments, parole Boards and Officers, Attorney
General's Office, and other victim organizations in the Phoenix
We provide court accompaniment when
requested and for out of town members attending trial in the area.
We have a Memorial Bench and Tree
planted at the State Capitol and recently added 16" X 24" Stepping
Stones to the memorial in memory of our loved ones.
Kevins Last Walk Fundraiser
For Chapter -- Barry Adkins wrote a book
"Kevin's Last Walk" about a father's final journey with
his son as he walked 1400 miles from Gilbert, Arizona to Montana
with Kevin's ashes in his backpack. Kevin died the first night of
his moving out of his parent's home, celebrating a new life, from
Along his walk with his son's ashes, Barry stopped
at many schools and places to speak about what took his son's life
hoping to prevent it from happening to someone else's child. "Kevin's
Last Walk" is a combination of humor, inspiration, adventure
and tragedy. It is a great read for any one let alone those of us
trying to make something good come from the loss of our children
or loved ones to murder. It is a wonderful read, keeps your attention
and reminds us we can survive anything and make good come out it.....
If you would like to order this book just go on line
to his website www.kevinslastwalk.com
and purchase the book but remember in the Organization Code
Box put POMC. Our chapter will receive $5 per autographed book
and $2 for Kindle. You must enter the code for us to get credit