*NEW - Families That Matter Story Project

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Project Summary
IJPC has an exciting new project: The Families That Matter Story Project.  Our goal is to custom-publish a 24-page, 8 ½ x 11 publication that captures the personal stories of death row families.  It will share their perspective, pain, and wisdom - giving voice to a side of this issue not usually heard.  In the finished product, each family’s story will be told in two- or four- pages of text and images, organized by theme. 
Since 2002, IJPC has developed a niche, statewide and nationally, of working with family members of death row inmates and integrating their work into the larger anti-death penalty movement.  Because of the trust we have established with families, we have the unique opportunity to share their stories as hidden victims of the death penalty system and expose another reason for ending the death penalty in Ohio.

Status of Project:
With the work of two staff members, one intern, and four project volunteers, we have: 
•Traveled to 5 Ohio cities and interviewed 9 families
•Transcribed over 8 hours of interviews and identified common themes
•Drafted layouts and text for stories
 There are more interviews to schedule, photos to collect, layouts to design, and stories to write! 

Request for Support
Of this $10,000 project, we have secured $4500 and are seeking to raise an additional $5500 for continued staffing and printing costs.  We plan to see this worthwhile project from the beginning to the final document edit.  Any amount you can contribute is greatly appreciated. Checks may be addressed to: IJPC 215 E. 14th St. Cincinnati, OH 45202, with Story Project written in memo.

We will provide you a copy of the finished product upon printing!

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