Pages tagged "Idaho"
Paige Dinger is the Executive Director of the Faces of Hope Foundation in Boise. The foundation plays a critical role in the day-to-day operations of the nonprofit victim center through fundraising and leadership.
Every year, Faces of Hope helps hundreds of men, women, and children who turn to the victim center at times of crisis and need. We thank her for taking the time to discuss the victim experience and how Marsy’s Law for Idaho is designed to help crime victims.
As we close out 2023, we wanted to take note of a recent development in the U.S. Senate that bodes well for crime victims here in Idaho and the rest of the country.Read more
Kristin Baker's daughters, Eva and Emily, were sexually assaulted as children by their paternal grandfather who is currently being considered for parole. Along with her daughters, Kristin is fighting his release after he has served only nine years of a twenty-two-year sentence.
Rachael Venters is a survivor of domestic violence and a strong supporter of Marsy's Law in Idaho. Born and raised in a poor farming community in Southern Illinois, she first encountered domestic violence as a teenager with a boyfriend, who later became her husband and then ex-husband. It was in Illinois that she also met another individual who would move her to Northern Idaho, where she endured further torture and life-threatening experiences. Now, Rachael lives in a violence-free home with her two children and their pets, having bravely navigated her way to safety and recovery.
Nearly 15 years ago, my daughter, Angie Leon, was shot and killed by her estranged husband. Three weeks shy of her 22nd birthday, my daughter was taken from me and her three children. For the rest of our lives, we’ll be the victims of this senseless crime.Read more
At the age of 44 years old I was repeatedly awakened by nightmares. I told my wife I haven’t had this dream since I was a kid. It became completely debilitating in a short amount of time. I really thought I was going crazy. With the help of my family, I found myself in a rehab center. You see, addiction was part of my story. There, I worked through some intense therapy and I learned that these dreams were actual memories from my childhood. I could no longer deny what had happened to me. My whole life I hated myself and couldn’t look in the mirror, I struggled with addiction and suicidal thoughts but really never knew why.Read more