Turning 40 is a big deal for any organization. When our organization first came to be the Stephanie Roper Committee in 1982, victims did not have rights and the Ropers felt every bit of that fact when their daughter was murdered. The Ropers and their supporters became dedicated to change how the system treated victims so other families did not have to go through the same heartbreak and feelings of injustice as they did during their trial and long after. These tenacious people were dedicated to “make good come from tragedy”. *
We knew we wanted to celebrate our 40th Anniversary in a big way. Having come off the insanity of the COVID-pandemic, we knew our community needed a lift. We set forth to reengage our community of survivors, families and supporters and to introduce new activities and programs to help those in need. We are excited to share our summary for this year with our Annual Report. We hope that you will continue following and supporting us into our 41st year!
*Excerpt from Roberta Roper’s remarks at an Annapolis rally, January 1983