Clementine Barfield, President, Save Our Sons & Daughters
"Beyond Mourning the Death of My Son" Mrs. Barfield is the Organizer/President of Save Our Sons and Daughters (SOSAD) since 1987. She started SOSAD after two teenage sons were gunned down in a Detroit school related incident. Fifteen year old Roger was critically injured and 16 year old Derik was killed. SOSAD is a crisis intervention/violence revention program that helps survivors of homicide victims, people and communities traumatized by the same. SOSAD networks with other national and community organizations doing similar work; Detroit Police Homicide Section, Prosecutors Office, County Death Review Board, Hospital Trauma Centers, Substance Abuse Treatment Programs. SOSAD organizes an annual memorial service for all victims and is known nationally and internationally for its advocacy, awareness and direct services programs. SOSAD is not just an organization; it is a movement to change the culture of violence to peace, it involves victims and their families, children, concerned citizens, prisoners and university students from around the country working together for positive change. Mrs. Barfield is a graduate of Wayne State University and is a trainer in the field of Victomology, Grief, Crisis/Trauma Intervention, Violence Prevention, Peace Education, Substance Abuse and Parenting.