District Attorney’s Office Launching Homicide Support Group

Johnston County District Attorney Susan Doyle

The Johnston County District Attorney’s Office has announced a new service to family members and friends of homicide victims. The District Attorney’s Office is starting a Homicide Support Group called HEAL,Hope & Encouragement After Loss.

The group can provide many benefits to a family member or friend of someone who has been a victim of violent crime, to include offering support, answering questions, or finding common ground with others in similar situations. HEAL will provide a safe place to express thoughts, frustrations, and allow survivors to share their struggles and successes.

“I am truly grateful that my office can provide this valuable service to family members and friends of homicide victims,” stated District Attorney Susan Doyle. “No matter where you are in your healing process, HEALcan help you better cope with these devastating life events by coming together with others who share the same experiences.”

HEAL will meet every third Thursday of each month starting February 16th at 6:00pm at First Presbyterian Church, locate at 215 South Third Street in Smithfield. For more information call Lisa Boyd or Amber Pittman in the District Attorney’s Office at 919-209-5520.