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May 25

America's Monuments

Posted on May 25, 2023 at 3:14 PM by Jean Peters Baker

During a recent visit to North Carolina, I stopped in for lunch in the town of Graham, the county seat of Alamance County. At first blush, Graham reflects Americana. It is a quaint small town. The people were friendly, and the town square drew me to the county courthouse. I’m particularly drawn to these structures having entered one for the past 25 years. My county courthouse is filled with similar reverence and grandeur...

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Apr 26

National Crime Victims Rights Week, join us to remember the victims

Posted on April 26, 2023 at 3:24 PM by Jean Peters Baker

For release on April 26, 2023

Victims, service agencies invested in helping victims and others will gather Friday about 11:15 am at Greater Metropolitan Church of Christ, 3735 Wabash Avenue. Besides the speakers, our office is helping plant new gardens and a new dogwood tree as a testament to life. Please join us.

Here's a flyer abou the event:


Apr 26

The Hardest Phone Call A Prosecutor Has To Make

Posted on April 26, 2023 at 9:43 AM by Jean Peters Baker

For Immediate Release,

April 26, 2023

To acknowledge National Crime Victims Rights Week, I am posting this story I wrote for The Marshall Project in 2017. Prosecutors sometimes carry great burdens that come with having to prepare and comfort crime victims and their families. This burden pales in comparison to the weight carried by the victims themselves. This article gives a detailed view of that weight on those who seek to do this work. 

Tomorrow, I'll post some details about a Crime Victims Rights Week event on Friday at 11:30 a.m. in Kansas City that our office has organized.

The Marshall Project -- The Hardest Call