The law firm of Carpenter, Zuckerman & Rowley has recently made a generous donation to the Oscar Grant Foundation. The foundation was created to develop a Family First Responders Crisis Team, which assists families that have experienced a traumatic event involving violence caused by law enforcement officers so that they can find the comfort, emergency counseling, and resources need to cope with their emotional trauma.
The foundation was a response to the 2009 death of Oscar Grant, a 22-year-old man shot in the back by a Bay Area Rapid Transit officer while laying face down on the Fruitvale subway platform in Oakland, California. Today, the foundation works to provide comfort, needs assessment, counseling, and both resource and legal referral information after having been affected by violence. Volunteers with the Oscar Grant Foundation have received extensive training to provide 24/7 emergency care to families who have been victimized, especially those who have been affected by police brutality.
Recently, the story of Oscar Grant was turned into a film, named “Fruitvale,” and premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. It won the festival’s two highest honors: the Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award for U.S. Dramatic, an achievement last accomplished by the 2009 film “Precious.”
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