Processing the Chauvin Verdict

April 20, 2021
Martine Singer

Dear Friends of CII,

Today, we are comforted that the long journey to healing can begin for so many. We are optimistic that this verdict is a critical step on the path to racial justice and police reform that is so urgently needed in America.

However, witnessing the trial has underscored how far we have to go. Many of the children and families we work with have experienced multiple layers of trauma this year, as have many of our staff members and many of you. Still in the midst of a global pandemic, we have also experienced profound personal loss. We are all juggling much more than we ever imagined. And just when it seems like we are at our breaking point, another tragedy unfolds.

CII stands with the family of George Floyd and all victims of racism, excessive force, bigotry and systemic inequity, and we will continue fighting for justice and a brighter future for our kids.

Please take care of yourself and your loved ones and stay engaged. Thank you for your ongoing support.

With my warmest regards,

Martine Singer
President & CEO