|IN LOVING MEMORY Augusto "Auggie" Trevino
|9/4/81 - 6/3/99
MOTHERS OF MURDER CHILDREN
Violence/homicide affect everyone; the victims, their families
and friends, and the offenders family. As well, medical personnel, social service providers, law enforcement, educators,
the justice system and the list goes on. We all experience these negative affects personally, socially, and economically.
As you look at our website you will read and view many aspects and see how our system families and communities are experiencing, coping and working for peace.
"A promise made, a never ending mission; inspiring hearts
& minds to “Stop The Violence” I made this promise on my son’s death bed June 3rd 1999, minutes before
taking him off life support.
At 17 years old my son Auggie was taken in murder; by a young gang member with a stolen gun; forever changing many lives.
The murderer of my son
was brought to justice, and served his short sentence. I was able to address him (and he I) at his deportation hearing. I.C.E. then deported him.
Along my journey many years ago, I met Christina
Pelayo. Her daughter Anna was murdered in 1997 at 13 yrs. old with a firearm. Her homicide is now a cold case, although gang suspects are known to law enforcement. She joins me in my mission.
Traveling throughout the Northwest and as far as New York we take an influential, heartfelt message to law
enforcement, schools, agencies and the public. We provide resources and updates on important issues concerning safe communities and schools. As well, we take matters and concerns to government leaders and legislators.
Our commitment is to empower and motivate communities towards unity, strength, healing and peace. It is our belief that all entities must work together, sharing knowledge,
ideas and efforts.
Presentation Information is here. Dora's Bio here. Please fell free to call on us for further assistance. (read a letter to the murderers of Anna here)
Peace to All,
Dora Sanchez Trevino, Founder
“Stop The Violence, In Our Communities”
In 2010, estimated 14,748 persons were murdered nationwide—one
every 36 minutes.
In 2010, 77% of murder victims were male and 23% were
In 2010, for homicides in which the type of weapon was
specified, 68% were committed w/ firearms.
In 2010, when the age and sex of the perpetrator were
known, homicide offenders were most often males (ratio of 10 to 1) and adults (ratio of 9 to 1).
In 2010, 32% of homicide victims were white, 38% were
black, and 30% were classified as "other" or "unknown."
In 2010, when the race of the victim and offender was
known, homicide was generally intraracial: white offenders murdered 82% of white victims, and black offenders murdered 96%
United States — Gun Facts, Figures and the Law