Over the years, VOICES has continued our longstanding partnership with OCME to keep victims’ families updated on its ongoing efforts to keep the pledge that the late Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Charles Hirsch made “to do whatever it took, for as long as it took, to identify every victim.”
With new advances in DNA technology, Dr. Hirsch’s successor, Dr. Barbara Sampson, and the OCME team continue to make additional positive identifications. Since this work is ongoing, VOICES efforts to support and keep victims’ families informed remains a focus. Each year, VOICES Annual September Conference features an opportunity for victims’ families to meet with the Chief Medical Examiner and the OCME staff to get updates and ask questions on the notification process. Recently, VOICES also collaborated with the OCME to host an event to update the families on advances in DNA technology and OCME’s identification process.
As part of our longtime partnership with OCME, VOICES is helping to update the contact information of all 9/11 families. With the passage of time your original contact information may have changed, or you may wish to include other family members or representatives to receive notifications. Take a moment to complete the attached form below, and with your permission, will be shared with the OCME.
All of us at VOICES are very grateful for the caring and compassion of Dr. Sampson and the OCME team. Please contact Stephanie Landau at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call our office at 203-966-3911 if we can be of assistance.