year of hope project cold case

2nd annual Year of Hope fundraiser

Dear Survivors & Supporters:

It is a new year and an opportunity to look back on the successes of 2016 and look forward to the goals and hopes of 2017. We began last year with our first major fundraising effort, A Year of Hope, and it was a huge success as it allowed us to start developing a statewide cold case database and launch an improved website. Read more

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Grief Diaries – Project Cold Case

We are very pleased to announce the release of Grief Diaries: Project Cold Case.

Available now at Amazon.com, BarnesAndNoble.com and soon at ProjectColdCase.org Read more

Pints For A Purpose – August 27, 2016

For those in and around the Northeast Florida area, please come out to support Project Cold Case on Saturday, August 27, 2016 at Brewz – The Filling Station in Atlantic Beach, Florida. The owners of Brewz have committed to donating 15% of the days sales to Project Cold Case. There will be free food, a silent auction and raffles throughout the day. Be sure to check out our Facebook Event Page, Pints for a Purpose, for updates. Here are the details…

What:     Pints for a Purpose – Brewz will donate 15% of all beer and wine sales to Project Cold Case

When:    Saturday, August 27, 20016 – Project Cold Case representatives will be on hand from 1pm-8pm so stop in anytime between

Where:   Brewz – The Filling Station – 1011 Atlantic Boulevard, Atlantic Beach, Florida. Near the UPS store in the LA Fitness shopping center

Special thanks to Mambos Cuban Cafe & Pizzeria, Hoby’s Honey and General Store, Sea World, Busch Gardens, Green Cove Dragway, Sweet Pete’s, Ovrlkd Art, Ten Salon, HAS Art Solutions, Brewz, the Project Cold Case Board and supporters for your help making this event possible.

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Arrests Don’t Always Equal Justice

This week we are going to pause from our usual Cold Case Spotlight and focus on justice. Or, as the case may be, the lack thereof. Sometimes, as families of unsolved homicide victims, we get caught up in believing that an arrest automatically means justice for our loved one. Read more

Project Cold Case –  2016 State of the Organization

As I reflect back on the first year of Project Cold Case, Inc.’s existence I contemplate how we got here and where we are heading. I think about who we’ve already helped, who we will help moving forward, how we can reach more people and what else we can do to help solve cold cases.
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Memorial Day Spotlight

This week’s Cold Case Spotlight post will not feature a victim of an unsolved homicide but is dedicated to all those that have died serving our country. On this Memorial Day weekend, Project: Cold Case says thank you to those that made the ultimate sacrifice and to their families we stand with you in honoring their memories.

Cold Case Task Force Legislation Update

First, I’d like to thank all those that have been supportive of our push for cold case legislation in the state of Florida. Last week I traveled to Tallahassee to attend the Senate Criminal Justice Committee meeting, which had added our SB 1482 – Cold Case Task Force bill to their agenda. Senator Aaron Bean, our senate sponsor, introduced the bill and some facts appropriate to explain why the bill is necessary. At that point I was able to stand up and speak for a few minutes about the bill, it’s importance and why I am pushing for cold case legislation.  The committee members were all extremely attentive and respectful and I realized quickly that they were not going to need a lecture or even much convincing. They were going to support the bill and pass it on to the next committee with little discussion. And with the exception of one, less than thought out, objection (from an individual that has made a name for himself by attending all committee meetings and opposing most bills) the committee unanimously passed the bill through Criminal Justice and onto Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice.

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Cold Case Task Force Legislation

Two years ago I traveled to Colorado to meet with members of the advocacy group Families of Homicide Victims and Missing Persons (FOHVAMP). The goal of the meeting was to learn about the cold case legislation that they had passed a few years earlier and to develop a road map to do the same thing in Florida. The legislation passed in Colorado created a statewide database of all unsolved homicides and missing persons. They also started a cold case task force to review best practices regarding cold cases throughout the state.

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The Birth of a Mission…

PROJECT: Cold Case is born…
This blog will allow us to keep survivors and followers in the loop regarding our journey to publicize and hopefully solve cold cases from around the world.